New government: who is Pap Ndiaye, the Minister of National Education breaking with the line of Jean-Michel Blanquer?

“Mr. Pap Ndiaye is appointed Minister of National Education and Youth.” This is the big surprise of the government of Elisabeth Borne, unveiled, Friday, May 20, by Alexis Kohler, the secretary general of the Elysée, on the steps of the presidential palace. Born to a Senegalese father and a French mother, Pap Ndiaye was until … Read more

Why hasn’t Jamaica made Bob Marley a national hero yet?

Why hasnt Jamaica made Bob Marley a national hero yet

Bob Marley mural in Hoxton Street, London. Photo by Luke McKernan on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0. To think of Jamaica is to think of Bob Marley. Although he passed away more than forty years ago, Bob Marley is arguably the most famous export from this Caribbean island nation. He remains a pioneer of reggae music … Read more

National team of Senegal: At the heart of mystical practices, between players, coaches and dual nationals

National team of Senegal At the heart of mystical practices

Beyond the quality of its players and the contribution of its supporters, the Senegalese national team has always called on a third force to try to win its matches: mystical practices. Present in Senegalese society, the mystical (black magic for some, maraboutage for others) or ”xons” in Wolof, has always (discreetly) accompanied the Senegalese selection. … Read more