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April 5, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soap, sugar, milk--any staple a family might need--is ranged on the shelves around Ngaido Ba in the cramped shop he runs on a corner of one of Dakar's oldest quarters. Ba took over the shop just a few months ago after its previous occupants, a Mauritanian family, fled during a wave of attacks last April on thousands of their countrymen living in the Senegalese capital. "We have everything here," Ba remarked to a recent visitor, "just like before, when the Mauritanians were here."
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April 5, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soap, sugar, milk--any staple a family might need--is ranged on the shelves around Ngaido Ba in the cramped shop he runs on a corner of one of Dakar's oldest quarters. Ba took over the shop just a few months ago after its previous occupants, a Mauritanian family, fled during a wave of attacks last April on thousands of their countrymen living in the Senegalese capital. "We have everything here," Ba remarked to a recent visitor, "just like before, when the Mauritanians were here."
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February 24, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, 86, curator of Senegal's historic House of Slaves, died Feb. 6 in Dakar, according to an announcement from the country's culture ministry. Ndiaye oversaw the memorial on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal, for more than 40 years. The island was used to hold captured Africans before their perilous voyage to the Americas. "He was the main architect of the defense of the memory of the Atlantic slave trade, the man most fervent and unrelenting against any revisionism," said Hamady Bocoum, director of cultural heritage at Senegal's Culture Ministry.
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August 1, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Youssou N'DOUR'S performances are caldrons of musical excitement. His blending of traditional Senegalese mbalax music with pop music textures, Western instruments and jazz-styled improvising has made him one of world music's breakout stars.
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