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Ousmane Sembène At 100 – a Guide to the Life and Work of the ‘Father of African Cinema’

[The Conversation Africa] The impact of filmmaker Ousmane Sembène’s work should not be understated. His films, made in the neorealist style, were concerned with working-class people and tended to use non-professional actors. This allowed him to represent African life on its own terms, focusing on African characters as distinct, thinking …

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Dakar 2 Summit – ‘Feeding Africa’ Must Mean Protecting the Continent’s Fisheries

[Greenpeace] Dakar, 26 January 2023 – Greenpeace Africa is calling on African leaders attending the Dakar 2 Summit « Feed Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience » to take concrete action to protect the fisheries sector, which provides the livelihood of millions of people in Africa, by ensuring the sustainability of fish stocks, …

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Jollof Wars – Unesco Settles Debate Between Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal

[Leadership] The zenith of the jollof rice debate reached dizzying dimensions earlier this week when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), settled in a swift move a long-standing fierce battle by proclaiming Senegal as the origin of jollof rice.

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Tunisia, Senegal to Update Cooperation Agreement On Agriculture

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia and Senegal will update their cooperation agreement on the agricultural sector, Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Mahmoud Elyes Hamza and Senegal’s Minister of Agriculture, Rural Equipment and Food Sovereignty Aly Ngouille Ndiaye agreed in Dakar.

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Politics Heat Up As President Sall Stays Silent About Third Term

[VOA] Washington — Senegal’s former prime minister Aminata Toure says she will keep fighting against a possible third term for her former boss, President Macky Sall, who remains silent on his intentions regarding the 2024 presidential election.

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Leaders Discuss Path to Food Security At Dakar Summit

[VOA] Dakar, Senegal — African heads of state and development partners will discuss ways to increase Africa’s agricultural production at a summit in progress in Senegal. Climate change, soaring inflation, and the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine have combined to make food security precarious throughout much of Africa.

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