Sengal http://wyso.org en "Y'En A Marre!" (We're Fed Up!): Senegal in the Season of Discontent http://wyso.org/post/yen-marre-were-fed-senegal-season-discontent <p>In the summer of 2011, the streets of Dakar, Senegal filled with a mass of demonstrators &ldquo;fed up&rdquo; with the political machinations of President Abdoulaye Wade. Led by popular rappers, the oppositional collective &ldquo;Y&rsquo;En A Marre&rdquo; became spokespeople for a generation at the end of their rope. As Senegal approaches critical elections in February 2012, historian James Genova offers an eyewitness account of these political upheavals, placing the current turmoil in its broader historical and African context.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:00:00 +0000 15131 at http://wyso.org "Y'En A Marre!" (We're Fed Up!): Senegal in the Season of Discontent