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SENEGAL – Thiéboujeun inscribed on the World Heritage Site

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The most popular and popular dish in Senegal, the Ceebu Jën, is now inscribed in the intangible heritage of Unesco on Wednesday 14 December 2021. The dossier on Senegal presented by the Senegalese ambassador, Souleymane Jules Diop, was adopted by all the members of the global body in charge of education, science and culture. With this important decision in the culinary field, UNESCO celebrates the Senegalese woman, in particular, the pioneer of this succulent national dish, Penda Mbaye, from the region of Saint-Louis.

Ceebu Jën has become an international dish. UNESCO inscribed this culinary art in its intangible heritage on Wednesday 14 December 2021. This dish, the Senegalese identity, is the “cement of national unity which, by its richness and simplicity, testifies to the culinary genius of Senegal.”, said Ambassador Souleymane Jules Diop before the assembly. 

He did not fail to praise my Senegalese wife who deserves all the credit for this sublimation of this delicious national dish.” His invention (Ceebu Jën) was attributed to a woman, Penda Mbaye. It symbolizes the place of women in our society, the role they have always played in the local economy. Ceebu Jën has thus contributed to cementing our national unity, by being a factor of integration. His reputation, his preparation, both rich and simple, made him cross our borders. First in the sub-region, across Africa, the oceans to impose themselves in the menus of many restaurants around the world. It can be enjoyed around a large bowl, a symbol of rediscovered unity and sharing”, added the Senegalese ambassador.


The President of the Republic, Macky Sall, welcomed this new decision of UNESCO. On his Twitter account, on Wednesday 14 December 2021, the Head of State expressed his satisfaction and pride to see this Senegalese culinary art inscribed in the intangible heritage of Unesco. “I welcome the inscription of Ceebu Jën, a Senegalese national dish, on UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List. This is a great illustration of the international reputation of Senegalese culinary art,” said Macky Sall.

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SENEGAL – Fatimata Diallo BA: The Glow of the Feather Winner

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Fatimata Diallo BA

Fatimata Diallo BA, a French-Senegalese writer, recently made her mark on literary minds by winning the prestigious Cénacle Prize for Young Writers of Senegal in 2023 with her poignant novel «Rouges Silences».

Originally from Dakar, Fatimata grew up in a rich cultural atmosphere, and her academic background led her to the university benches in Poitiers and Paris, where she studied Classics. This Franco-Senegalese acquired a unique perspective, merging the literary influences of the two cultures that shaped her.

With seventeen years of experience teaching in the suburbs of Paris, Fatimata Diallo BA decided to return to Senegal, where she currently works as a teacher of French and Latin at the prestigious Jean Mermoz French High School in Dakar. Her dedication to education and the transmission of knowledge is reflected in her active commitment to her students.

«Rouges Silences», his award-winning work, is a testament to Fatimata’s literary sensibility. The novel, on deep and universal themes, captivated the jury of the Cénacle Young Writers Prize, attesting to the author’s exceptional talent.

In addition to her literary success, Fatimata Diallo BA is also known for her dynamic involvement in various literary meetings and fairs. Her love for sharing literature and promoting dialogue around the book is evident in her active participation in these events.

With «Rouges Silences», Fatimata Diallo BA asserts herself as an emerging voice that deserves attention and recognition in the contemporary literary landscape. Her commitment to education and her talent as a writer promise a promising future, making her an inspiring figure for future generations of writers in Senegal and beyond.

Source: Senegal Njaay

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SENEGAL – Exclusive interview with Yussu Dumbia a.k.a Y.DEE

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As part of the 9th edition of the Galsen Hip-Hop Awards, the Ze-Africanews team met Y.DEE the initiator of this cultural project.

Y.DEE lives between Senegal and the United States, he returns every year for this program in the city of Dakar. Host, columnist and rapper, he told us about his career, his impressions at the end of the 9th edition of the Galsen Hip Hop Awards edition 2023. During this edition the 50 years of Hip Hop were celebrated.

The African continent was represented at this edition. The older generation was honoured as forerunners and elders in the field.

Rwanda was the sponsor of this edition.

The full interview is available here:

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CULTURE-LIVRE – Journalist Madiambal Diagne publishes a book on the history of Adji Sarr and Ousmane Sonko

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The head of the press group Avenir Communication, which claims on all rooftops its proximity with President Macky Sall, announced this Friday, July 21, 2023 the release of its «investigation book» on the story that led Ousmane Sonko and the young masseuse Adji Sarr before the Criminal Chamber of Dakar on 23 May.

I am announcing the release of my investigation into the Adji Sarr – Ousmane Sonko case. The book “Ousmane Sonko – Adji Sarr: History”, will be sold on Monday, July 24 everywhere. The preface is by Hamidou Anne. I am published by Daily Editions,” he wrote on Twitter.

It should be noted that Hamidou Anne who prefaced this book is also one of the most virulent detractor of the Senegalese opponent. His columns are published on the website and the newspaper of the press group held by Madiambal Diagne, author of the book published by his own publishing house.

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