Peace Corps year 2

senegal in the news

In lieu of original content, I’m giving you two articles on Senegal that both appeared in the last week. I rarely get around to checking online news sources anymore, mostly due to a lack of internet time, but wouldn’t you know that when I finally do, Senegal pops up everywhere I look. has an article on talibes, who are apparently being smuggled into Dakar. These are the kids who are ostensibly learning the Koran but seem instead to spend all their time wandering the streets with old tomato paste cans, begging for money and food.

The New York Times reported today on the continuing flow of migrants from West Africa to Europe. Would-be immigrants have apparently had to change their route from Morocco to the Canary Islands after Morocco stepped up efforts to prevent migrants from reaching Spanish territory.