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Category Archives: economy
Rape Victim Pays the Price of Archaic Laws A 10-year-old girl who lives in the southern region of Zinguinchor, pregnant with twins after being raped by her neighbor, is being forced to continue her pregnancy, after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal abortion. The women lawyers’ association is still lobbying Senegal’s… Continue reading
Cotton Farmers and the BCI Literacy is a necessity for over 65,000 farmers in Senegal and due to schools set up by cotton companies, the cotton industry is considered one of the most organized industries because of its’ high literacy. Last year, the ‘Better Cotton Initiative’ (BCI) was launched for the revival of the cotton… Continue reading
Sex Tourism Increasingly Unsexy The media and organizations, such as EPCAT and SAHARA, working in the field of child protection report growth of sex tourism involving minors in Senegal. Although Senegal ratified the 2003 Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution, and pornography… Continue reading
Local Activists Fault Supporters of GMOs Many anti-GMO activists have increased their protests recently due to an uptick in advertising from European agro-chemical and GMO firms. These farmers-turned-protestors see the new technology as unnecessary, unproven, and impractical due to the lack of necessary agro-industrial infrastructure in Tanzania. This sort of anti-genetic engineering activism has been… Continue reading
A Fishy Future It may be the last straw for local fish-drying and curing businesses. The trade, traditionally plied by women, is essential to preserve the seafood, which is sold on to consumers inland. But today they will not be able to buy a single crate of fish. The situation has deteriorated significantly since Chinese,… Continue reading
Renting a New Future http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/senegal-law-combats-sky-high-rents-22495547 A new law mandating across-the-board rent reductions in Senegal is a double blessing for its real estate market and possible buyers. Two years after successfully running on a campaign to lower living costs, President Macky Sall has received wide praise for the law from residents frustrated with the city’s pricey… Continue reading
Homophobic Violence in Rufisque Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring five gay men with stones and batons, in the city Rufisque, just outside of Senegal’s capital.The suspects were arrested for destruction of property and causing injury. Anti-gay sentiment runs deep in Senegal, where the penal code calls… Continue reading
Climate Change in Senegal: Senegal is under serious threat of flooding due to climate change warned Margareta Wahlstrom, the head of the United Nations Council on reducing disaster risk (created under the Hyogo Framework for Action). In recent years, Senegal suffered major flooding that left many dead and thousands of homeless people, particularly in the… Continue reading