Category Archives : 1000.Senegal


“Why I engage in peace efforts? The bible gives the answer: ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’” (Luke 23:34) A doctor and dental surgeon, Christiane Agboton Johnson is an inveterate follower of peace. She is enthusiastic and deeply humane. Born in Benin 50 years ago, she now lives in in Dakar, […]

BETTY FAYE (Senegal)

“If we reach out to others with peace in our hearts, we exemplify what has to be done for the happiness of humankind.” Betty Faye was born in 1936 in Fatick, Senegal, into a large extended family. Thus, she learned early on that solidarity and respect are major assets for peace. When she was 20, […]


“I am the daughter of a chief and a daughter of the Republic. I chose the latter, since it is the Republic that gave me the instruments to emancipate myself as a woman writer and a woman jurist.” Mame Bassine Niang was born in Tambacounda in eastern Senegal. She (53) is Minister and High Commissioner […]


“Nothing lasting can be built without peace.” Amsatou Amsatou Sow Sidibé (52) has a doctorate in law and political science from the Université Paris II. She is a full professor and holds the Chair of Private Law at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar; she also heads the university’s Institute for Human Rights […]