The Senegal that I have loved and cried and learned in over the past seven months is a country that is filled with contradictions and subtleties — in religion, politics, society, in my everyday life — that stereotypes cannot and never will do justice to.
Christian Science Monitor
America’s first black president visits the infamous slave transport center off Senegal’s coast.
Obama will likely emphasize Senegal’s reputation as a peaceful, democratic state in a region increasingly embroiled in battles with extremists.
Senegal’s democracy was boosted by President Abdoulaye Wade’s surprise acceptance of his election defeat to challenger Macky Sall.