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  • Singer Youssou N'Dour to run for president of Senegal

     
    Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour has announced he will run for president of Senegal....
  • Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

     
    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term....
  • Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages

     
    Eight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female circumcision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice this year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced today. In northern and eastern stretches of Africa and the...
  • Senegal fears violence as it prepares for runoff vote

     
    In Senegal, people feared that if the president won a third term in office Sunday, the country might descend into chaos. At least six people have already died in protests over the controversial leader. "At first I thought it would all calm down,"...
  • Senegal president in for tough second-round vote

     
    Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, faces likely difficult second round presidential vote: With more than half the votes counted, Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade said Monday he was leading the 13 other candidates with 32.17%. But he needs more than...
  • Mali is cut off by its neighbors. What will blocking the borders do?

     
    A coalition of West African nations is closing off the borders of Mali, condemning it for a recent military coup that ousted its president. How could that affect the landlocked country? Blocking the borders means that Mali will be starved for gas and...
  • Senegal's president concedes defeat; victory for African democracy

     
    Senegal's incumbent president concedes defeat: Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential run-off election was seen as big step for African democracy, in a ieighborhhod better know for...
  • Clinton promises 'partnership, not patronage,' to African nations

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a tour across Africa on Tuesday by promising “partnership not patronage” with African nations....
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • Philip D. Curtin

    Philip D. Curtin, a retired Johns Hopkins University professor and a historian of the African slave trade who was instrumental in changing the way schools teach the subject, died June 4 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., of pneumonia. He was...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Prinsendam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last updated Sept. 28, 2009. For more Holland America ms Prinsendam cruises click here. 26-Day Amazon Explorer 2009 Departure Date: Nov. 25 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.; Oranjestad, Aruba;...