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Haitians Return to Africa, Bringing Solar Energy

By Peter Costantini

SEATTLE, U.S., Aug 2, 2011 (IPS) – Jean Ronel Noël, a young Haitian engineer, stood in a centuries-old fort on a small island just off Dakar and looked out at the Atlantic through a portal that once led enslaved Africans to the ships of the Middle Passage.

“Finally we come to ‘the […]

Senegal Offers Visa Free Status


Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade plans to introduce legislation to make the African nation a Visa free zone. Photo by Finbar O'Reily

At the conclusion of an official visit to the Republic of Ghana by invitation of Ghana’s Head of State John Atta Mills, […]

Senegal unveils colossal statue amid criticism

Senegal unveils colossal statue amid criticism By the CNN Wire Staff April 3, 2010 6:45 p.m. EDT (CNN) — Senegal on Saturday unveiled a colossal statue during a lavish ceremony amid reports of criticism over the monument’s construction at a time when the western African nation is struggling financially.

The 164-foot structure — about a […]

Senegal Offers Land to Haitians

Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians could "return to their origin"

Senegal’s president says he will offer free land and “repatriation” to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. President Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians were sons and daughters of Africa since Haiti was founded by slaves, including some thought to be from Senegal. “The president is […]