In Senegal, a master of permaculture grows a lush oasis in the desert
24 September 2020 | 9:14 am
In Senegal, one man has created a lush oasis in the middle of the desert. Goran N'Diaye is a pioneer of permaculture. Following his own success, he's now training the next generation of young Senegalese farmers. In doing so, he hopes to change traditions and spread sustainable, ecologically friendly farming practices. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Ellen Gainsford.
8 Mar 2021
Angered by opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's arrest, his supporters took part in the worst civil unrest in the West African country in years.
8 Mar 2021
Four people have died in the Senegal's worst unrest in years. Those clashes sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Kenya launches its vaccination campaign, as countries across the continent urge for vaccine fairness in the fight against the pandemic. And as Ivory's coast's opposition eyes a comeback in Saturday's legislative election, our guest Jessica Moody tonight tells us more about whether the country can hope for national reconciliation anytime soon.
11 Mar 2021
During the past week, Senegal has been rocked by its worst violence in years. It was sparked by the arrest of charismatic opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who has been charged with rape. Sonko, who is considered a serious contender to replace President Macky Sall in 2024, denies the allegations. He says the charges are politically motivated.
11 Mar 2021
The West African nation has been rocked by deadly protests in support of an opposition politician who's been accused of rape. Young people seem to have lost trust in the government and are demanding change, experts say.
12 Mar 2021
The mythical Festival in the desert has returned to Mali... in a way. The Agna Festival near Bamako brings famous musicians together, as well as artists fleeing unrest in northern Mali.
3 Apr 2021
Wrestling in Senegal is a centuries-old tradition rooted in harvest festivals, and draws a fanatical following. Training has resumed after a year of coronavirus-related restrictions that had stopped them from practising their sport and on Sunday, the first major bout since the start of the pandemic will take place in a 20,000-seater stadium just outside of Dakar.
15 Apr 2021
Indian salt farmers work day in, day out for eight months a year to extract salt from handmade wells in a sparse corner of the western Gujarat state. A tonne of salt crystals fetches only 300 rupees ($4.00), but unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures and frequent dust storms have slashed yields, and made it harder for salt farmers.
24 Apr 2021
Away from football pitches, horse racing is becoming more and more of a passion for Senegal's youth. For poor families, it can even be a huge opportunity to lift them out of poverty. In Senegal, jockeys earn on average twice the salary of a civil servant. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
2 May 2021
Roshan the camel is on an important mission. His destination is a village where dozens of children, all wearing their Sunday best, await him and his cargo of books.
9 May 2021
For thousands of years, horses and donkeys have been some of our species' most important partners. A new study shows they're also friends to desert animals and plants, by digging deep wells that provide a vital source of water, especially at the height of summer. Footage from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona shows donkeys digging wells and other animals drinking from them.
22 May 2021
In February 1960, France carried out its first nuclear test in the Algerian desert, codenamed "Blue Jerboa". Three more atmospheric tests and 13 underground tests followed, until 1966. The consequences for humans and the environment were disastrous. More than 60 years on, the after-effects are still visible and the victims of nuclear tests are struggling to be heard. FRANCE 24 reports from both sides of the Mediterranean: with former French conscripts who performed their military service in Algeria and are trying to receive compensation, and Algerians, who feel abandoned to their fate.
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