‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal
President Adama Barrow has been in the neighboring nation for a week. The incumbent he defeated, Yahya Jammeh, had refused to step down until Saturday.
Yahya Jammeh Agrees to Step Down, as 45,000 Flee Amid Gambia Standoff
Amid political paralysis in the country, the United Nations has warned of a humanitarian crisis as refugees flood across the border to Senegal.
Frenchman Sets Record for Solo Race Around the Globe
Armel Le Cléac’h won the Vendée Globe round-the-world race in 74 days, four fewer than the previous record.
Giving Up ‘Mostly Everything’ to Care for His Wife
When Abdou Travare’s wife, Ramata, learned she had dementia, he quit his job to be by her side. His savings have dwindled, and he has struggled to pay the rent.
In Senegal, Absolution Comes With a Wing and a Prayer
In Dakar and other cities, men stand on street corners with cages of birds known as pithis, which people buy and release to get rid of sins and anxiety.
Little Birds That Carry Away Troubles
Family conflict? Financial stress? Heartache? Legal trouble? Health issues? Birds called pithis, sold on the streets of Senegal, are believed to carry away sins when set free.
Helping Curators Find Their Footing
Independent Curators International's Curatorial Intensive programs help art professionals from around the world expand their knowledge and networks.
What in the World? 10 Questions on Global Quirks
If you’ve been a “What in the World” reader, we hope we’ve surprised you, made you smile and maybe even taught you something about another culture. To celebrate the posting of our 100th article, we offer this quiz, where you can test your new knowledge of quirky facts from around the globe.
The Wave Riders of Dakar
Swells from North and South bring the surf to the edge of Western Africa.
France’s Burkini Debate Reverberates Around the World
In other countries, the body-covering swimwear has been embraced as a symbol of modesty, liberation and even diversity.
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