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Senegal’s remote mangrove villages escape cannabis crackdown

By AFP
12 Jan 2020   |   7:04 am   |  
Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and cotton, but in one hamlet deep in a mangrove swamp in the West African country's south, farmers have only one viable crop - cannabis. The village of Kouba is inaccessible by road and surrounded by river mangroves, meaning it has largely escaped a recent crackdown on cannabis cultivation.


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