Senegal’s GMO greenlight proves controversial
18 September 2022 | 1:33 pm
Africa is racing to adapt to the ravages of climate change, but Senegal's greenlighting of GMO crops has proved controversial. Also, Egypt has a centuries-long tradition of wine making. Wineries are barrelling ahead with plans to add polish and popularity to their products. And we see how Cape Town hosted talent from across the continent and names from around the world for FAME Week.
Thousands of West African soldiers fought for France against the Nazis during World War II. But on December 1, 1944, scores of them were gunned down in unclear circumstances by the very French forces they fought alongside. What really happened on that fateful day at the Thiaroye military camp near the Senegalese capital Dakar? Eighty years on, the documentary "Thiaroye 44" takes a closer look at this dark page of French history.
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Senegal's President Macky Sall appeals to the West to ease sanctions on Russia to facilitate the export of grain to Africa. Millions on the continent face hunger amid a global food crisis sparked by the Ukraine war. We talk to David Laborde, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Also in this edition: Sudan marks the three-year anniversary of the June 3 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, and refugees in Cameroon prepare to return home to the Central African Republic.
Baye Dame Ndiaye expertly sifts through pungent heaps of rubbish dumped at the landfill where he grew up outside the Senegalese capital Dakar, setting plastic aside for recycling companies. He is among hundreds of informal recyclers that gather each day as the sun rises over the trash mountains of Mbeubeuss, Dakar's main dump site and one of West Africa's largest, eking a living from scraps of iron, aluminum, and plastic.
Noise rang out across Senegal's capital Dakar on Wednesday evening as people honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in an unusual form of protest organised by the political opposition ahead of legislative elections next month. Senegal's main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, asked its supporters to come to their windows, balconies and doorways and clang lids together at 8pm to signal their anger over the disqualification of their candidates list in the upcoming poll.
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