For Sale: Boys Nike Tennis Shoes

Nike Tennis Shoes, Size US 8.5 (UK 7.5). Shoes barely worn. Bought in the U.S., then son decided he didn’t want to wear them, has now outgrown. $30 or 15,000 CFA per pair. Willing to sell pairs separately. Contact Heather at


For Sale: Christmas Tree

Kurt Adler 7 ft. Pine Pre-Lit Multi-Colored LED Christmas Tree …Tree WAS pre-lit. The top third quit working, and the lights were removed when trying to fix it. Other two sections are 110v (U.S. voltage) and still work. Lights are LED, so low wattage, easy to put on a transformer if you want to use the existing lights, and just add an extra string for the top. Branches are bendable to fill out as desired. The tall branch at the top can be left as is for a tall tree topper, or bent down in half for a short one. $20 or 10,000 CFA. Contact Heather at

Other Services/Things to do: French language learning possibilities

Catherine Cherrier Daffé is a French tutor who comes highly recommended. She tailors her sessions to your needs and her classes are normally 90 minutes 1-2/week. You can contact her at or 77-608-3163.


Montpelier Business School Dakar, L’ Athenee – Route du Meridien – Les Almadies
Tel: 00 221 33 868 31 17
Mob: 00 221 77 862 22 90
Mobile: 00 221 77 629 64 44
This is a business school close to the Embassy that offers French classes.


French Cultural Institute, 3 Rue Parchappe, Plateau
Phone: +221 33 823 03 20
The French Institute offers intensive French classes that many have recommended to us. They are normally from 9-12 Monday – Friday for 3 weeks. Or evening courses 3 days a week. You can take a placement test if you have prior French training.

Domestic help: Tutor/Repetiteur

Répétiteur: Alassane est un répétiteur confirmé et patient. Il peut donner des cours individuels en langue française comme en anglais.  Son expérience inclut des élèves d’écoles internationales comme le International School of Dakar (ISD), West African College of the Atlantic (WACA).  Alassane peut suivre des élèves provenant de tous les niveaux scolaires.  Ses spécialisations sont les maths, le français, l’économie, et les sciences de la vie et de la terre (SVT).  Il est disponible pour les cours d’été ainsi que pendant l’année scolaire.  Alassane  est à la recherche d’autres élèves car tous ses élèves quittent le Sénégal cette année.  Vous pouvez le joindre via telephone au: 78 376 0436 ou au 7841770 23 et par mail au Il est fortement recommandé.


Tutor:  Are you looking for a few refresher classes or some tutoring during the summer for the kids and throughout the school year?  Alassane is available to tutor French, Math, Economics and Biological Sciences at all levels. His past experience includes tutoring students from the International School of Dakar (ISD), the West African College of the Atlantic (WACA) among others.  He is currently looking for students as many are leaving Senegal this year.  He is highly recommended.  Feel free to contact him directly  by phone at: 78 376 0436 or at 7841770 23 and by email at

Dakar has new Personal Post Insights!

Hello from the OBC,

Just wanted to say thanks for your help in getting your post some new PPI submissions! Dakar now has six entries. One of the most useful things for bidders trying to understand their options is to see several opinions about life at post, and you’ve made that possible.

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