WBEZ | Senegal http://www.wbez.org/tags/senegal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Women’s Global Education Project celebrates 10 years http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-women%E2%80%99s-global-education-project-celebrates-10-years-110808 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-WGEP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Women&rsquo;s Global Education Project (<a href="http://www.womensglobal.org/">WGEP</a>) was one of our first ever Global Activism stories 10 years ago. And Jerome sat down with its founder and Executive Director, Amy Maglio and Adji Senghor WGEP&#39;s Senegal Project Director and Aniceta Kiriga WGEP&#39;s Kenya Project Director. For <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, they&#39;ll all update us on the work the group is doing today.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167287651&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-women%E2%80%99s-global-education-project-celebrates-10-years-110808 Slowing the Ebola outbreak http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-22/slowing-ebola-outbreak-110691 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP823333381865.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As the Ebola virus keeps spreading, we&#39;ll talk about how Guinea is handling the crisis, and we&#39;ll hear about the lessons Uganda learned from its catastrophic Ebola outbreaks over the last few years and what we can learn from them as well.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-slowing-the-ebola-outbreak/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-slowing-the-ebola-outbreak.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-slowing-the-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Slowing the Ebola outbreak" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-22/slowing-ebola-outbreak-110691 Senegal hailed as shining example of democracy following elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-27/AP120325080600.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/03/201232651851622643.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Macky Sall</a> won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader <a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/633754/Abdoulaye-Wade" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Abdoulaye Wade</a>. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country. Many Senegalese feared he wouldn't leave power, but Wade conceded defeat several hours after the ballots had been counted. <em>Worldview </em>talks with Columbia professor <a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/french/department/fac_bios/diagne.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Souleymane Bachir Diagne</a> about what the new presidency means for Senegal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 Senegalese head to the polls this weekend amid growing protest http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-24/AP120223120870.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There is mounting anger in the streets of Senegal ahead of this Sunday’s elections. &nbsp;Voters are angry that President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a third term. They say it violates the constitution, but a court appointed by Wade agreed with the president.&nbsp; <em>Worldview</em> takes a look at the election issues and the candidates, which include a world music star, with <a href="http://www.mville.edu/mymville/faculty-aamp-staff/profiles/full-time-faculty/mbodj-mohamed.html" target="_blank">Mohamed Mbodj</a>, professor of history at Manhattanville College.</p></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719