Dakar Noir: La Vie là-bas
Dakar Noir is a photo essay of life in Sénégal's capital city. For the past 12 years, I have been visiting places, talking with people, and experiencing life as an ex-pat aboard. As one of West Africa's most stable economies, Dakar is often seen as a model example of effective African Democracy. After the earlier collapse of the Ivory Coast, The Ebola crises in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the terrorist attacks in Mali, the Gambian election crisis, and continued migration turmoil, Sénégal has become the favored destination for West Africans seeking a better life. And Dakar, the capital, has absorbed the influx. What makes this resilient city so popular, and equally difficult, is the focus of my series.