Dakar

Dakar Challenge Awaits for the World's Only Disabled Rally Team

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

It's a pretty solid bet that there will be occasions over the Christmas and New Year period when the roads of the UK get overly congested. For many, the time to avoid will be the final day before the seasonal break comes to an end. In other words, when the motorways will be filled with people leaving wherever they've been and heading to wherever they came from...

How Changing Cultural Attitudes Will Give Senegal's Street Children a Voice

Jane Labous | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK
Jane Labous

Ngagne is one of thousands of children living in daaras in Senegal and across the mainly Muslim countries of West Africa, sent to the capitals from Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Mali. Known as talib├ęs - Arabic for 'pupil' - they're posted far away from home by parents who choose to give someone else the responsibility, and cost, of raising their child.

A Vaccine Against Drowning - Lifeguards and Swimming Lessons Can Keep Africa's Children Afloat

Jane Labous | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK
Jane Labous

Drowning is a leading cause of death and claims over one million lives per year. The majority are children. In Africa, most drownings go unrecorded and there is a startling lack of research into the scale of the drowning epidemic on the continent.

British Ex-Soldiers Seriously Injured In Dakar Rally Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Three people, including two former British soldiers, have been seriously injured in a fatal accident while competing in the Dakar Rally in Peru. Th...

Speaking the Truth to Power

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

This weekend I was in Dakar (Senegal) to meet Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is the most famous diva of Africa who has performed with global top artists like Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and who travels the world tirelessly to confront leaders with the truth on women.

As Two Senegalese Lifeguards Head to the UK, Why Learning to Swim is the Answer to Africa's 'Hidden Catastrophe'

Jane Labous | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK
Jane Labous

In the developing world, swimming lessons aren't free or widely available or part of a standard childhood routine. Here in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, a capital city surrounded on three sides by the sea, the majority of children grow up without learning to swim.