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Open Mike : Prejudice against Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions in Senegambia and other parts of Africa (Wednesday, 8th February 2017)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this show, Tamsier Joof asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity?

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof,

Source language(s) : Wolof 

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof asks whether Seereer religion (A ƭat Roog) and other Traditional African religions are the object of scorn and prejudice in the Senegambia region and other parts of Africa, especially where people mostly follow the Abrahamic religions of Islam and Christianity? Are Africans really prejudicial to the traditional religions of their ancestors? Who made them this way? Why? Is it hypocritical considering that African civilisations/culture and history has deep roots to Traditional African religions? 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike : Slavery in Mauritania (Monday, 6th Feb 2017)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene and Demba Sene 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene and Demba Sene to discuss the evil practice of slavery in Mauritania. Tamsier wants to know why has successive African governments, the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU)  failed to do anything to erradicate this old ghastly practice in Mauritania. 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday,  6th Feb 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Ɓatir Ayiif (Exchanging ideas) : Is President Adama Barrow cut out to be a president? (Saturday, 28th January 2017)

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Ɓatir Ayiif (Exchanging ideas) is an informal but educational open phone-in, e-mail and text-in discussion show where you (the listener) participate by asking and answering questions set by other listeners. Find out the answers to questions you always wanted to know. For example have you always wanted to know what our ancestors used to use in order to build their homes before the advent of cement? What do the colours of the Senegalese flag represent? What does the flag of Siin symbolises? What is the meaning and etymology of the words: Seereer, Saafi, Ndut, Sili, Noon or Laalaa or Ñoominka? Etc.

On this show, anything goes. You set the questions and answer them. No question is stupid. If it is important to you it is important to us. On this first ever Ɓatir Ayiif show, Tamsier Joof, joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé asks whether President Adama Barrow fit to lead The Gambia? Tamsier's question sparked controversy with his colleague Laity Sene. Whose team are you on? 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 28th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity SeneDemba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé

Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé to discuss whether the new President of The Gambia - President Adama Barrow is fit to lead the country. Is President Barrow fit to lead? That is the question. Expect controversy and lots of disagreement between the presenters. 

Radio programme : Ɓatir Ayiif

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 28th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Drive Time : Live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah that never was (Tuesday, 24th January 2017)

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The Drive Time Show is a summary of the travel news in Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania including flight cancellations and delays. Topical discussions include: politics, social and economics issues. On this show, Tamsier Joof (broadcasting from London, UK) is joined by Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé (in Senegal) to partake in a live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah in The Gambia.  Not only did Mr. Sallah held his press conference very late, the new Gambian government they didn't have the logistics in place for an international conference. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Tuesday, 24th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier JoofDemba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé

Source language(s) : Wolof and English 

Subjects covered : On this show, Tamsier Joof (broadcasting from London, UK) is joined by Demba Sene and Moussoukoro Sidibé (in Senegal) to partake in a live press conference with the Honourable Halifa Sallah in The Gambia.  Not only did Mr. Sallah held his press conference very late, the new Gambian government they didn't have the logistics in place for an international conference. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. 

Radio program : Drive Time

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Tuesday, 24th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Tamsier Joof breaking the news that the rebel Yayah Jammeh has finally agreed to step down (Saturday, 21st January 2017)

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During a repeat programme of the exclusive interview we did with Saltigi Biram Puuy (part 1) - see Saltigi Biram Puuy's category (a reschedule of Seereer Music Through The Night), Tamsier Joof interrupted the night broadcast to announce that former Gambian President Yayah Jammeh has finally agreed to step down. In this audio, we include Tamsier's introduction and Yayah Jammeh's speech.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 21st January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof 

Speakers : Tamsier Joof and Yayah Jammeh 

Source language(s) : Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House, and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 21st January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Subjects covered : Yayah Jammeh's concession speech.

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). You can download a transcript of this audio from the Seereer Resource Centre's website www.seereer.org.

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : The rebel Yayah Jammeh still occupying State House illegally, and President Adama Barrow still in Senegal hoping for a safe return to The Gambia (Friday, 20th January 2017)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Friday, 20th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay to discuss the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House, and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. 

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Friday, 20th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Inauguration of President Adama Barrow (Thursday, 19th January 2017)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall, Sukai Dahaba (commonly known by our regular listeners as X) and the Gambian journalist Saikou Suwareh Jabai to discuss inauguration of the new Gambian President Adama Barrow in Senegal; the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House; and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. Towards the end of the show, Tamsier also played the report of Demba Sene from the Gambian Embassy in Senegal - where President Barrow was inaugurated, and Baba Ceesay's report earlier today on the Drive Time show.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Demba SeneLaity Sene and Mamadou Fall 

Reporters : Demba Sene (Senegal); Baba Ceesay (Gambia) ; Saikou Suwareh Jabai (Gambia)

Special guest : Sukai Dahaba (X) - see additional information below

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof, Saafi and English

Subjects covered : On this special broadcast, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Mamadou Fall, Sukai Dahaba (commonly known by our regular listeners as X) and the Gambian journalist Saikou Suwareh Jabai to discuss inauguration of the new Gambian President Adama Barrow in Senegal; the political crises in The Gambia where the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh is still occupying State House; and the victor of the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections is still in Senegal since ECOWAS Head and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked for his plane from Mali to Gambia be diverted to Senegal for his own safety. Towards the end of the show, Tamsier also played the report of Demba Sene from the Gambian Embassy in Senegal - where President Barrow was inaugurated, and Baba Ceesay's report earlier today on the Drive Time show.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). This was a life broadcast and some our presenters where in Senegal where the internet connection kept cutting off. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Additional information : With regret, the second portion of this show was not recorded. We thought it was being recorded but it was on pause. This was a mistake on our side to which we sincerely apologise for. Even worst, the second part was when we had a detailed interview with Sukai Dahaba (X) where she gave a detailed account regarding her traumer in the hands of Yayah Jammeh's enablers when she was captured as part of the 9th May 2016 demonstrators in The Gambia. In that portion she also mentioned some of Jammeh's enablers. We apologise for this error on our part and will endeavour our utmost to bring Sukai Dahaba on the show again for a more detailed interview. In the meantime, you can check out all our audio interviews with Sukai by scrolling through our categories and selecting Sukai's own category titled : "Sukai Dahaba (X) : Leader of the Kaalama Revolution". Also check out this interview she did with Fatu Camara of the Fatu Network published in JollofNews (see below) :

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Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Drive Time Special : Inauguration of President Adama Barrow (Thursday, 19th Jan 2017)

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The Drive Time Show is a summary of the travel news in Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania including flight cancellations and delays. Topical discussions include: politics, social and economics issues. On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Demba Sene, Laity Sene, Mamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay to discuss the inauguration of Adama Barrow (at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal) as President of The Gambia. Demba Sene who attended the inauguration at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal reports live from Senegal. The Gambian reporter Baba Ceesay reports from The Gambia on the rebel and dictator Yayah Jammeh's refusal to step down despite being defeated on the 1st December 2016 Presidential Elections. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier JoofDemba Sene, Laity SeneMamadou Fall and Baba Ceesay 

Source language(s) : Seereer, Saafi, English and Wolof 

Subjects covered : The inauguration of President Adama Barrow in Senegal as President of The Gambia; Yayah Jammeh's refusal to step down as President of The Gambia and The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decision to launch a military attack if Jammeh refuses to go despite being defeated in the 1st December 2016 Presidential Election. Demba Sene who attended the inuguration of President Barrow at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal reports live. Baba Ceesay reports on the political situation live from The Gambia. 

Radio program : Drive Time

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 19th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Seereer Radio marks its first anniversary (5th January 2017)

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 Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Moussoukoro Sidibé, Laity Sene and Khady Basse (commonly known as Kambul) to celebrate Seereer Radio's first anniversary. Yes! Seereer Radio is 1 year old today. Although founded on 16th November 2015, it was officially launched on 5th January 2016. Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. Expect lots of laughter and outtakes. 

Obituary of Fatou Gueye

Towards the end of this show, the celebratory mood changed when we found out that the legendary Fatou Gueye has passed away. Laity Sene, who was co-presenting this show was called during the live broadcast to be told that Fatou has passed away. Instead of telling his co-presenters, he handed over to his wife to join us on the broadcast as he went straight to the house of Fatou Gueye, but before leaving told his wife Hawa not to tell the Seereer Radio team until the end of the show so not to spoil celebratory mood. Hawa kept to her promise and didn't tell the co-presenters about the sad news until towards the end of the show. The passing of Fatou Gueye was broadcast live on Seereer Radio to everyone's shock and disbelief. With regret, this sad news was first broken on Seereer Radio. On Friday, 6th January 2017 at 14:24, the Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) and Seereer Radio issued a joint tribute about the sad passing of Fatou Gueye on their Facebook pages. See below:

"The Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio  are sad to announce the passing of the legendary Fatou Gueye, who sadly passed away yesterday. The sad news was broken live on Seereer Radio's first anniversary special programme last night.

Fatou Gueye was a brilliant artist who worked deligently over the years to preserve and promote Seereer and Senegambian cultural heritage and identity. She was a highly talented artist with a long career especially within the Nguel. Only about a month ago, Seereer Radio's Cosaan Seereer team were planning to have her on the Cosaan Seereer Show, and arrangements were being made to accommodate that.

The Seereer and Senegambian community have lost a great artist and a wonderful human being. The SRC and Seereer Radio teams would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

Goliŋ."

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Thursday, 5th January 2017

Presenter : Tamsier Joof, Moussoukoro SidibéLaity Sene and  Khady Basse

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and English

Subjects covered : The On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Moussoukoro Sidibé, Laity Sene and Khady Basse to celebrate Seereer Radio's first anniversary. Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. Expect lots of laughter and outtakes. Towards the end of the show, Hawa, wife of Laity Sene broke the sad news that Fatou Gueye has passed away.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Thursday, 5th January 2017

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike : Presented by Mamadou Fall (Friday,16th December 2016)

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Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard. You can also call in to request a shoutout or dedicate a song to family and friends, or to yourself. Why not? You deserve it. Open Mike broadcast live from Monday to Friday (see program for details). Mamadou Fall presents the show on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our new presenter Moussoukoro Sidibé (commonly known as Moussou) presents it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Moussou will be presenting other shows in the coming weeks - mainly on topics relating to the Seereer and Senegambian woman. Check out Seereer Radio's schedule page for updates. If you want to be a presenter on Seereer Radio, visit their careers page (website details below).

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Friday, 16th December 2016

Presenter : Mamadou Fall

Source language(s) : Seereer , Wolof and french

Subjects covered : Analysis of lawyer Elhadi Diouf's press conference and President Macky Sall's interview where they both talked about gambian elections and President Jammeh refusal to step down.

Radio program : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Friday, 16th December 2016

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio  | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).  

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com