Produced by Abdourahmane Dia
August 02, 2023
Niger's Ambassador to US Tells VOA: Niger's Coup 'Has to Fail'
As the situation in Niger continues to evolve, diplomatic pressure by the regional and international community has been mounted to restore the West African nation's democratically elected president. For more, VOA's Abdourahmane Dia spoke to Mamadou Kiari Liman-Tinguiri, Niger's ambassador to the United States, who said that President Mohamed Bazoum remains mentally strong and the coup has to fail.
June 05, 2023
Senegalese Turn to Washington for Crisis Intervention
Dozens of Senegalese Sunday gathered at the U.S. White House under a gathering titled “Peace and Justice in Senegal,” where they called on Washington’s lawmakers to intervene on a worsening crisis in their nation, triggered by the recent two-year prison sentence given to opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. For more, VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia was in attendance of the protest where he spoke to protestors.
January 27, 2023
Former Senegalese PM Attributes Ouster to Sall Candidacy Opposition
Senegal’s former prime minister Aminata Toure says she will keep fighting against the potential candidacy of her former boss, President Macky Sall, who has remained silent on his intention to contest the 2024 presidential election. Toure told VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia she believes parliament leadership’s decision to strip her seat is solely based on her opposition of a third-term candidacy bid by President Sall.
November 29, 2022
Senegal Fans Celebrate in the Streets of Dakar
Football fans of Senegal’s Lions of Teranga took to the streets of Dakar to celebrate after the West African nation secured a spot in the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup after defeating Ecuador 2-1. Victory in their final Group A match marked Senegal the first African nation to advance to the next stage of the global tournament. VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia was on the scene in Dakar to capture fan reactions.
November 26, 2022
Counterfeit Products Offer Alternative for Lions of Teranga Fans
Counterfeit products such as jerseys, scarves, hats have inundated the streets of Dakar, Senegal, as excitement for the national team in the World Cup grows. Despite warnings from the Senegalese Football Federation, which exclusively sells the original jerseys at around $70 dollars, counterfeit products are flooding the market, offering an alternative to those who deem the price of the original jersey too expensive. VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia reports from Dakar.
November 18, 2022
Senegal Fans Saddened by Mane Absence
Senegalese football fans Friday said they were heartbroken by the news of Sadio Mane being withdrawn from the national team which is set to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, however some expressed confidence that head coach Aliou Cisse will still produce results. For more, VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia spoke to fans in Dakar.
October 14, 2022
IMF Waves Red Flag Over Africa Inflation, Food Insecurity
An International Monetary Fund report released Friday predicts lower economic growth and a spike in inflation in Africa, raising food prices and suffocating African families. For more, VOA’s Abdourahmane Dia spoke with Luc Eyraud, division chief for regional studies at the IMF.