Senegal welcomes Mouride Muslims to annual pilgrimage

Senegal welcomes Mouride Muslims to annual pilgrimage

Senegal is expecting up to 5 million people this weekend as Mouride pilgrims gather for the Grand Magal pilgrimage in Touba, an annual ceremony that begins Saturday. The holy city about 200 kilometers east of Dakar is at the center of the Mouride Muslim order, a mystical Sufi strand in…

More skilled workers needed in Africa

Africa is in dire need of more skilled workers in the fields of applied sciences, engineering and technology. The World Bank reported that “there is one or less scientist or engineer per 10,000 people, compared with 20 to 50 in industrialized countries.” June 29, 2015 a gathering was held by…