Category Archive: Senegal

A Senegalese Beggar Unmasked

Kara had a broad, somewhat goofy smile, a spindly frame, and a chronic cough. He’s 16, but looked about 12. One of Dakar’s legion of child beggars, he followed me home one autumn night – just kept walking along with me even though I’d assured him that I wasn’t giving him any money and that I lived a good 10 minutes up the road. (Christian Science Monitor)

Senegal’s Traditional Wrestling Evolves

DAKAR, Senegal — It is early evening in West Africa, and two young men in loincloths cover themselves in fine red dust and prepare to do battle. But this is no rural village scene. Television cameras follow the fighters’ every move, and outside the stadium the streets heave with the traffic of one of the region’s most modern capitals. (AP)