A Senegalese sociologist and research fellow at the Laboratory of Social and Political Change at Paris-Diderot University, he is the author of Monnaie et Sociétés (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2001) and focuses his research on poverty and financial exclusion in the global environment. After teaching for some 10 years in the United States, mainly at Princeton University (2002-2011), he has been teaching and lecturing throughout the world: Shanghai, Abidjan, Bamako, Dakar, New York, etc. Since he settled in Normandy in 2012, he has been travelling between New York, Paris and Dakar, where every two years he organises “Homecoming” conferences, in the context of his association,
Rencontre des Sénégalais pour une organisation utile des ressources de la communauté expatriée (Re-Source/Sununet), whose aim is to make a practical contribution to the development of Senegal, with the support of the diaspora
For some ten years now Africa, formerly colonised by the European countries, has been experiencing growth ﬁve times greater than that of the Eurozone. During the last decade, six of the ten most dynamic countries in the world were situated south of the Sahara. Furthermore, the economy which recorded the strongest growth in the world in 2011 was in West Africa: Ghana posted record growth of 14.4%, compared with 8% in 2010 •1.
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