Point E

In my very first visit to Dakar almost two decades ago I stayed in Plateau in the commercial downtown area, but soon after I got the habit of renting either a room or a studio in Yoff or in Ngor, both located in the northern part of the city, and stayed loyal to these neighbourhoods …

Ngor village

This is not only about sheep living right next to me and whom I could literally feed from my living room, but also about how crammed Ngor has become in the past 10 years. The fishermen’s village was always densely built with sandy narrow alley ways. And it still has its charm: have a walk …

Diamniadio

For some background regarding how the urban world is developing: it appears that for the first time in recorded history, a majority of the world’s population is now classified as urban. The United Nations forecasts that between 2010 and 2050 the urban population in developing countries is likely to almost double from 3.6 billion to …

Afropolis : blog

This blog will have updates related to Afropolis. Blog entries will be multilingual and I encourage you to give feedback in any of the following languages: English, Arabic, Amharic, French, Hassaniya, or Wolof. FR Dans ce blog vous trouverez des mises à jour au sujet d’Afropolis. Les entrées du blog seront multilingues. Je vous encourage …