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Thiaroye Massacre: How France Massacred its West African Troops in 1944

The Thiaroye massacre was a massacre of some members of French West African troops who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.

Caty Louette, the most Powerful Female Slave Trader in Senegal’s Gorée Island in the 1800s

Caty Louette, was one of the most powerful female slave trader on Goree Island, a tiny, island off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal

Lake Retba: Senegal’s Pink Lake

Lake Retba also known as the Pink Lake is famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water caused by Dunaliella salina algae and its strong salt content.

The Traditional Religious Beliefs of the Serer People of West Africa

The Serer religion, or a ƭat Roog ("the way of the Divine"), is the original religious beliefs, practices, and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal in West Africa.

These African Countries are Still Awaiting Restitution of the French Army’s Crimes and Return of Wealth Looted From Their Lands

Although French and African historians have unearthed volumes of evidence of colonial crimes, French leaders have consistently denied and attempted to conceal this black chapter of history. These African countries are still pursuing restitution of the French army’s crimes and...

In Pictures: Dakar Fashion Week Takes Place in a Baobab Forest

The organisers of last weekend’s Senegalese showcase moved the event outside in response to the pandemic. The 18th edition of Dakar Fashion Week hosted its main catwalk in a baobab forest in Senegal to maintain some social distancing. "With Covid,...

The Intriguing World of Senegalese Laamb Wrestling

Senegalese Laamb wrestling is a type of wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal.
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