Articles for the Senegal Category


Island of Goree

Elmina and Goree; A Tale of Slave Depots

Elmina and Goree; A Tale of Slave Depots

A.R Harruna Attah I have had to suspend the concluding words of the third installment of my “Letter from Tehran” which should have appeared in these columns today; that’s because I have just returned from Dakar, Senegal and felt an irresistible itch to do this travelogue first. In Tehran I was attending a conference on […]

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Saloum Delta, World Heritage News

Senegal’s Saloum Delta inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Senegal’s Saloum Delta inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Friday, June 24, 2011 The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Saloum Delta (Senegal) and its vestiges of more than two millennia of human occupation on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Fishing and shellfish gathering have sustained human life in the 5,000 km2 property, which is formed by the arms of three rivers. The site comprises brackish […]

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Island of Goree

Infamous House of Slaves remains a powerful symbol

Infamous House of Slaves remains a powerful symbol

By Peter O’Neil, Postmedia News GOREE ISLAND, Senegal – Rivers of tears have been shed at the House of Slaves, a powerful symbol of mankind’s wanton cruelty that has been visited by the late Pope John Paul II, former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and South African leader Nelson Mandela. When then-prime […]

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