Senegalese Youth Rap for Reform

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Browsing videos over at Current TV recently, we came across an interesting series of reports about political activism among Senegal’s youth. Senegal is a very young country, with a median age of just 19. Ahead of the 2007 presidential elections in February, young people in the capital Dakar were using rap music to express their frustration over the state of their country and its leadership. Senegal is the only African country not to have experienced a coup since independence, and it achieved a peaceful transfer of power in 2000 from the 40-year rule of the Socialist Party to current President […]


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