Senegal: demonstration in independance place against the authorities

Sat, 2011-03-19 18:26
Submitted by Sekouba

This Saturday 19 March is the 11th anniversary of the President Wade Power. This morning on 10 am the Benno Siggil Senegal, the coalition of the 14 politic parties, some radical journalists lead by the Director of the Walfadjiri Medias groups and some sellers are demonstrating in the independence place not far from the presidential palace. The majority of the demonstrators are in the red dresses which mean the disagreement against the authorities. They police is in the stand by and trying to avoid them to move on toward the palace.

demontrastors calling the President Wade to resign

Sat, 2011-03-19 17:53
Submitted by Sekouba

Senegal: taximan hits it car on the gate of the presidential palace to protest

Fri, 2011-03-18 20:10
Submitted by Sekouba

Djibril Bitèye, a taximan has hit it car, on Wednesday, on the gates of the presidential palace. They learn that he was attacked by a service man and that he tried for nothing to make indemnify by the State He is on the alert on sight in the central police of Dakar at present. The taxi was first immobilized, during some hours, in front of the horse box of the police before being routed in the pound by a semi trailer of the police. Djiby Bitèye had premeditated the act according to certain newspapers.

Senegal : un taximan heurt les grilles du Palais Présidentiel pour protester

Fri, 2011-03-18 19:43
Submitted by Sekouba

Djibril Bitèye, un taximan i a cogné sa voiture, mercredi, sur les grilles du palais présidentiel. L’on apprend qu’il a été agressé par un militaire et qu’il a tenté en vain de se faire indemniser par l’Etat il serait présentement en garde à vue à la police centrale de Dakar. Le taxi a d’abord été immobilisé, pendant quelques heures, devant le van de la police avant d’être acheminé à la fourrière par une semi-remorque de la police. Djiby Bitèye avait prémédité son acte selon certains journaux.

Photographs of the IMC-Africa

Mon, 2011-03-14 00:05
Submitted by mallory

Ross, Joseph, Stella, and Chichi are making connections with social media

Video editing by Moussa and Mamadou after a day covering events at the World Social Forum.

Group shot at the IMC-Africa in Dakar

Nigerian women lead the struggle against environmental and social problems caused by oil companies / Les femmes nigériennes menent la lutte contre les problèmes environnementaux et sociaux causés par les firmes pétrolières

Thu, 2011-03-10 20:20
Submitted by nicolehummel

The West-African nation of Nigeria is one of Africa's largest oil producers, and while the industry has created billions of dollars in revenue it also has led to corruption, repression and devastated the health and environment of many communities. But in the Niger Delta, women are fighting back. FSRN'S Nicole Hummel files this report.


Nigeria en Afrique de l'Ouest est l'un des plus grands producteurs de pétrole, et alors que l'industrie a créé des milliards de dollars pour le gouvernement, il a également contribué à la corruption, la répression et a dévasté la santé et l'environnement de nombreuses communautés. Mais dans le Niger Delta, les femmes luttent. Nicole Hummel de FSRN nous présente ce reportage.

West Africa Simmering (Nicole interviews Sphinx on Best of Both Worlds - Radiohive) / Mouvements en Afrique de l'Ouest (Un Interview avec Sphinx sur Best of Both Worlds - Radiohive)

Thu, 2011-03-10 20:08
Submitted by nicolehummel

From the Indymedia Africa Convergence, to a recent crackdown on hip-hop activists in Senegal, to women fighting back in the Niger Delta, to a new community radio in Mali… Tonight Best of Both Worlds explores the uprising that is simmering West Africa. Tune in for stories from women’s movements in the Niger Delta, music and updates from the musicians/activists of Keur Gui, and an interview with Indymedia’s Sphinx.

Featuring music from the Lijadu Sisters (Nigeria) and Keur Gui (Kaolack, Senegal).

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