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Dakar is a popular expat destination in Senegal. The country's capital indeed hosts a large expat community: family-friendly, it also offers good school and health care facilities.

Major administrative center, Dakar is home to numerous international institutions, NGOs and diplomatic missions. It then provides job opportunities to expat professionals wishing to settle here to live and work.

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Dakar bloggers

Six Bougies

5 years ago

Hi! I'm Kim, a French-American living, working, traveling, and musing in West Africa (Dakar, Senegal, to be exact). I've lived here for close to three years. I blog about the intersection between Africa, design, and culture... and the expat life of course!

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Peregrine by Nature

9 years ago

Peregrine is a collection of stories and people that I find interesting. And boredom is a luxury not afforded to us in Africa. This site is born out of a recent decision (not quite my own) to return to the country in which I grew up. If there is such a thing as home on this earth, Senegal and Chicago are mine. But for the most part I believe we are all peregrine, all aliens here.

karimik
Out of Austin, On to Africa

10 years ago

The adventures of an American family iving in Dakar.

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Tall Transport
Route des Almadies, Villa n°6 , Dakar

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Patrick Lids
Olympique club - Corniche Fann/Mermoz, Dakar

Dance classes

Jovick Design
4224, Amitié 2, Dakar

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