Ten things I know about Senegal:
1. Mariama Ba (one of my favourite African novelists) was born there
2. It has a very beautiful coastline
3. National language is French
4. Lingua franca is Wolof
5. Elections are to be held on 26 February 2012
6. President Abdoulaye Wade pledged in 2007 not to run in the 2012 elections
7. He later changed his mind
8. A lot of people are very unhappy about that. Some are rioting.
9. I will be going there 13-16 February to do school visits at the International School of Dakar
10. I’m looking forward to it.