Tag Archives: Senegal

today’s holiday: Senegal Independence Day


Senegal Independence Day

For many years, Senegal was controlled by various European powers, and France gradually began gaining control over the area in the 17th century. On April 4, 1960, Senegal won its independence from France. Today, April 4 is a national holiday celebrated all over the country, but festivities are particularly grand in the capital city of Dakar. More… Discuss

this pressed for your right to know: Battle Over Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake – NBC News.com


A Washington Post-ABC News Poll said that 67 percent of Americans support restricting entry to the U.S. to travelers who have been in Ebola-affected countries.

Other countries — most recently including Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, and St.Lucia — have already taken steps to ban travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone or restrict entry until after a 21-day quarantine. Nigeria, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo are also on some of the banned lists.

Battle Over Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake – NBC News.com.

‘It took a Hundred years to grow and just 10 minutes to cut me down!’ (greenpeace)


‘It took a Hundred years to grow and just 10 minutes to cut me down!’ (greenpeace)

 

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This Day in the Yesteryear: MV JOOLA DISASTER IN SENEGAL (2002)


MV Joola Disaster in Senegal (2002)

Just 11 years ago, a Senegalese ferry capsized off the coast of Gambia, claiming more lives than the notoriousTitanic disaster. At least 1,863 people died in the sinking of the MV Joola, making it one of the deadliest civilian maritime disasters in history. A number of factors likely contributed to the tragedy, including bad weather, overloading—the ferry was carrying more than triple the number of passengers it was designed to hold—and a delayed rescue effort. How many survived? More… Discuss