Tourism is thriving Senegal...
Al Afifa - from 50 euros per single room and 56 - for a double, suites - from 70 euros. Climate control in the rooms. Warm water. TV. Pool. To protect themselves from the meeting with a fan instead of climate control (in a hotel with a proud name Continental, for example, air conditioners have only 15 rooms of the 22's), his gaze is drawn to the business-class hotel: double room at Novotel or Sofitel Teranga will cost from 114 euros. However, many inexperienced tourists prefer to rent the vacant houses, and travel around the country to rent a car. Following the advice of the same French, take [suite...]
Date: 2010-02-01 08:18:00
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Dakar West Africa, Dakar city, Dakar Senegal tourism
Dakar is one of the undiscovered pearls of West Africa, although you might know it best for the annual rally that it lends its name to. And just as the Paris-Dakar Rally is not just any conventional rally you might be used to following, Dakar is unlike any African experience you might have undertaken. Exuberant and vivacious, Dakar has burst into life ever since it cast off three centuries of French colonialism in 1960 and it is almost as if the city has been racing against time itself to make up for every lost moment it had to endure. Dakar is dragging Senegal screaming and dancing by the [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-17 09:30:48
1980 Porsche 911 Paris/Dakar Rally Tribute Photoshoot - Teamspeed.com
She was built as a tribute to the winning Porsche 953 raced from Paris to Dakar in 1984 piloted by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne. Paris originally started life as a 1980 911 SC in excellent condition with zero rust. Her serial number is 91A0142795. She is street legal, plated and titled in Illinois. In addition to all the cosmetic modifications and suspension modifications this 911 has a fresh motor rebuild including New Rings, New Valves, New Valve Guides, O-Rings, all gaskets, new clutch, new computer, Car also comes with an extra set of newly reupholstered seats. From my understanding [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-03 07:00:00
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB - Spectacles et Musiques du Monde, promotion des ...
En 2001, la formation sénégalaise a fait son grand retour en studio et sur scène après 16 ans de silence, devenant du même coup l’un des groupes les plus anciens de la planète encore en activité. L’Orchestra Baobab en a profité pour collectionner les critiques élogieuses et récolter 2 Radio Awards de la BBC et une nomination aux Grammy pour “Specialist In All Styles”. Récemment, dans le prolongement de longues tournées internationales, l’Orchestra Baobab a retrouvé le chemin des clubs de sa ville natale, Dakar, une expérience directement à l’origine de leur nouveau [suite...]
Date: 2007-10-22 07:00:00
WNCU 90.7 FM Jazz Radio » Official Launch Day for HD2, September 30
Series III won a Bronze Medal award from the New York Festival of International Radio, and in 2004, the show “Restoring Life’s Fabric: The Biological Bottom Line” with David Suzuki was awarded the Crystal Award of Excellence. “Peace Means Coming Back to the Table: Transforming Urban War Zones” with Aqeela Sherrills was awarded the Crystal Award of Distinction. Earth Beat is public radio’s new weekly talk program covering the environment and our impact on it. Host Marnie Chesterton takes listeners around the world to hear stories big and small that surprise and illuminate. [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 22:50:19
Internet and e-commerce industry in Senegal | Ecommerce Journal
Initially, Internet came to Senegal in the late 1980s. And the country furnished full Internet connectivity in 1996, creating a so-called mini-boom in information technology-based services in the country. The same year, mobile services were introduced and competition in that sub-sector has started since in 1999. At present, Internet service is widely available in the capital, Dakar, and other towns either for private subscription or through Senegal’s extensive network of “telecentres” and Internet cafes. Sonatel represents the principal telecommunications provider of Senegal that is [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-07 13:29:46
AfroCubanLatinJazz ©: ORCHESTRA BAOBAB ''MADE IN DAKAR'' (SENEGAL ...
Orchestra Baobab kick-started a musical renaissance here, enabling a whole generation of younger stars – including Youssou N’Dour, Baaba Maal and Cheikh Lô – who have given Senegal as high a musical profile as any other country in Africa. But Orchestra Baobab are the ones who started it all. They’re the bridge between the old Africa and the new. And no one has got more of Dakar’s diversity down on disc than Orchestra Baobab. Centred around singers Rudi Gomis and Balla Sidibe and visionary guitarist Barthélemy Attisso, this band of rugged individualists came together in 1970 as [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-18 22:31:00
Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog: Teranga brings Senegal ...
Born to a family of entrepreneurs in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on the coast of West Africa, Mendy credits her parents for encouraging her endeavors. “The spread of entrepreneurship is so in me that I always knew that I would branch out on my own,’’ she says. Both of her parents had side businesses in addition to their regular jobs, and Mendy and her five siblings, who all live in France, are following that path. “I grew up seeing that, so it was very easy for me to do,’’ she says, although she acknowledges that “easy’’ isn’t the best description for what she’s doing [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-19 03:38:00
Senegalese Fashion Designer Views Atlanta as a U.S. Launch Pad ...
The sign over the entrance of the Complex Sadiya in downtown Dakar, the capital of Senegal in West Africa, announces the multitude of activities taking place inside. Fashion design, ready-to-wear patterns, a modeling school, hair styling, fitness… The people of Senegal dress in elegant, colorful and elaborate garb. Their wardrobes represent traditional African patterns with an avant-garde twist of functionality as well as their inherent dignity in Senegalese culture. It’s in this context that Sadiya Gueye works to enhance the stylish customers of her native country. Ms. Gueye was among [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-06 20:50:13
Dakar is NOT Senegal
After spending the night having an awesome campfire in a friends’ village we all headed to the beach – where we used to go when we were in training! We spend the night in really cute huts that were Senegalese but clean and adorable. And spent 2 days on the beach…before we left we visited our host families from training and ate at my favorite Senegalese burger shack JNext we headed on over to training. We were supposed to stay with new host families but after a few days the training staff let us stay at the center – basically this means we got more time to hang out with other Americans [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-24 19:43:00
St. James graduate is letting God guide the way
"I spent three weeks in the capital of Dakar and outlying villages." The first part of the trip included ministering to the Talibe (TAH-lee-bay) boys, young people who can be seen all over Dakar. "They are poor and wear tattered clothing, and carry cans used to collect money. The boys are usually sent by their parents to receive teaching from elders in the city, but most of them end up on street corners begging for money," Whitaker explained. "We organized activities for them during the day, similar to vacation bible school in the U.S. We also went into villages and held [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-16 15:48:08
Jean Batten: aviatrix, explorer and glamour queen. « the ...
To the north I could see the blurred gleam of the lighthouse at Dakar sending its friendly beam out into the night. I switched off the navigation lights, for the lighted cabin seemed to make the darkness outside more intense as I peered vainly through the windows trying to distinguish the horizon. “It must get light soon,” I thought, glancing at the clock, to realize that it was only twenty minutes since I had left Thies.” (Jean Batten – solo round the world aviatrix 1909 -1982) I’ve often wondered what drives a person like Jean Batten to explore beyond the norm: to set records that [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 19:56:42
KO In Senegal: To Turkey and Back
Before the trip I had to do some office work in Dakar so that's how I spent the day before. My flight was at noon which is an odd time for flights out of Dakar (normally flights leave between 10pm-5am) so the airport was really empty. While waiting to board I met a nice Egyptian man who has a daughter my age. He's working in The Gambia and only gets to go home to Egypt once a year, he had to fly through Istanbul to get home but he was really excited. I also met a nice family from Burkina Faso who lives in Dakar and was going to turkey on vacation. The Dakar-Istanbul flight is the farthest [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-18 14:08:00
Candy for the Eyes or My African Mail Order Bride ...
How was your night over there in your country,i believe you had a nice night and that the arthmosphere over there in your country is very nice today? Mine is a little bit warm over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Lillian Bacon i am (24) but age doesn’t matter in a real relationship, so i am confortable with your age,I am from Rwanda in East Africa ,5.4ft tall, light in complexion single,(never married ) and presently i am residing here in Dakar as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country some years ago. My late father Dr Philip Bacon; was a politician and the [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-31 18:18:21
Senegalese President Scores for Education, Commits to Getting All ...
Senegalese President Scores for Education, Commits to Getting All Children into School DAKAR, Senegal (June 15, 2010) - On the opening of the FIFA World Cup on June 11, President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade publicly committed to provide all Senegalese children with a free and accessible education as an effort to the Save the Children-supported 1GOAL campaign. As a result of a Save the Children-backed mass mobilisation activity last Wednesday, the West African president expressed his full support to the Education for All campaign by signing his name on a giant soccer ball. Staff from Save the [suite...]
Date: 2010-06-14 23:00:00
Now is Not the Time to Bring Back the Hustle - Dakar - Real Travel
Nangadef! (Good day!!)Dafacer!! (That's too expensive!!) - My wolof is slowly getting better....An Amusing yet slightly Traumatizing TaleNow that Ramadan is officially over the atmosphere is also quite different! Everything and everyone is livelier and more importantly, art and music shows are starting up again! I'm really hoping to catch one soon! We've also turned a significant corner regarding the weather! Don't get me wrong, sweating is still the national sport, but the humidity has really subsided. Daily life is therefore getting easier and more pleasant! (cause who we kidding here, [suite...]
Date: 2006-10-31 16:01:28
Dakar: Another Motorcycle Racer Dead - 24 Years Afterwards from ...
Last Thursday, Jean-Michel, passed away at home, where he was under home care. His wife, Jocelyne, stated that "motorcycles were his life". In 1980 Jean-Michel became French motocross champion, and in the previous edition of the Dakar, 1985, he ended [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-07 15:30:00
» Interview Exclusif avec Daara J Family: Le nouveau concept de l ...
Daara J Family: www.myspace.com/daarajfamilyofficiel. Il y a beaucoup de dates surtout au sénégal on a débuté au ccf de dakar le 26 juin(guichet fermé) et on a éta en europe le mois d’aout sera pour les plages :BCEAO,GOREE… Jamati: Des projets en cours que vous voulez partager avec nous? Daara J Family: waccél sa grif (Single de leur nouvel album “School of Life” ) Jamati: Un message pour vos nombreux fans. Daara J Family: we love u Jamati: Merci Daara J Family de votre temps. Beaucoup de succés pour votre nouvel album. Daara J Family: Ce fut avec [suite...]
Date: 2009-08-21 12:01:41
In Service Training, Goree Island and English Camp
A brother of one of the volunteers was in town so I joined them for a trip to Gorée island. Gorée actually translates to "Good harbor". After learning about its history, the name "good" is far from anything this place represents. Between the 16th and 19th century, it was used as a transit island for slaves who were shipped across the Atlantic. There is no need to go into detail about what the conditions were like because we have all taken history and know the terrible things our past entails. It is now a tourist attraction as well as a place of residence for many. The island is [suite...]
Date: 2010-08-12 12:49:00
Is nothing sacred?
THE TROUBLE WITH MONUMENTS Reports suggest that the city council of Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, faced with a dearth of hotels as the Euro Cupfest of 20012 approaches, is planning to allow hotel development on or near the site of Babi Yar.At this spot, over a period of two days in September 1941, over 33,000 Ukrainians Jews were lined up along the ravine of Babi Yar and executed by the SS Einsatzcommando, assisted by Ukrainian Nazi sympathisers. Near on 100,000 more victims followed, their bodies to be tipped into the gorge below and buried. Later, the Soviet government resisted calls for the [suite...]
Date: 2009-09-27 13:17:00
Tough Clothes For Rough Riders | Rally Dakar Videos
Ever since Hollywood embraced the veterans who, after the Second World War, called themselves Hells Angels and went looking for freedom and adventure motorcycle chic has always been in fashion. Bikers have a reputation for being tough and wearing a leather motorcycle jacket makes you look tough by association. Sid Vicious and Billy Idol looked tough in their leathers, even George Michael managed to look, if not exactly tough, a little gritty with his biker jacket and designer stubble. Metal bands and metal fans always rock up in black leather and notwithstanding they scare your mum, you’ll [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-18 17:11:39
MAG COVERS: KID CUDI COVERS COMPLEX & TALKS DRUG USE + BEHIND THE ...
Kid Cudi covers the Oct./Nov. issue of Complex, set to hit stands October 5, discussing his role as a new dad, why he started using drugs and his new album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, set to be released November 9. How heavy did the drug use get? Kid Cudi: I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a 60 Minutes interview every time. Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down—it was the only way I could get through the day without [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-17 16:58:01
Download free Youssou N'Dour – Dakar-Kingston (2010) [MP3 ...
Youssou N’Dour – Dakar-Kingston (2010) Posted on July 19th, 2010 Genre: Reggae / Mbalax / African Pop Year: 2010 Country: Universal Music, UK Audio codec: MP3 Riptype: tracks Bitrate: 320 kbps Playtime: 00:54:17 Size: 125 MB Site: plixid.com Tracklist: 01. Marley (Ft. Mutabaruka) 02. Medina 03. Joker (Ft. Patrice) 04. Bololene 05. Bamba 06. Black Woman 07. Survie 08. Africa Dream Again (Ft. Ayo) 09. Diarr Diarr 10. Don’t Walk Away (Ft. Morgan Heritage) 11. Bagn Len 12. Leteuma 13. Pitch [suite...]
Date: 2010-07-19 16:00:03
Protective Motorcycle Clothing | Rally Dakar Videos
If you're serious about your bike and want to live long enough to enjoy it for any period of time then a motorcycle or motorcross helmet with full visor and state of the art shell should mean that even if you do come a cropper then both [suite...]
Date: 2010-09-18 17:11:51
Le foisonnement créatif de la banlieue de Dakar
26/05/2010 Comme à peu près partout dans le monde, la banlieue de Dakar traîne une sale réputation. Certains quartiers sont, passées certaines heures, jugés infréquentables, surtout pour un toubab. Il faut dire qu'il y a quelques années, la population des quartiers chauds du centre-ville a été transférée en banlieue pour laissé place nette. Junkies, dealers et autres mauvais garçons sont venus égratigner la respectabilité des villes de Pikine ou Guediawaye. C'est pour lutter contre cette mauvaise image que l'association Banlieue Rythme s'est montée en 2001. Constatant [suite...]
Date: 2010-05-26 07:00:00