Sall opens Senegal’s Musée des Civilisations noires

Sall opens Senegal’s Musée des Civilisations noires

Senegal opened its long-awaited Musée des Civilisations noires (MCN) on Thursday, with President Macky Sall on hand to deliver the keynote address at inaugural ceremonies in Dakar. The museum realizes a pan-African vision that dates to the era of the country’s first president and was completed with more than USD$34…

Chinese president arrives in Rwanda

Chinese president arrives in Rwanda

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan have arrived in Rwanda for a two-day state visit, where they were received by President Paul Kagame and the Rwandan First Lady, Jeannette Kagame.  The visit to Rwanda is the first for a Chinese president, and underscores the growing influence of…

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…