Fossar Dabo, a physics teacher and environmental activist, after the discovery of a rosewood tree that had just been illegally cut down. Dabo and other volunteers founded the Green Sedhiou, an organization that denounces illegal timber trafficking at the Gambian border.Photo: Marco Simoncelli

Wood-fired war

The lush Casamance region of Senegal is home to a long running conflict between the state and an armed separatist movement. Tilda Kämmlein reports on how the illegal trade in timber is fuelling the strife and devastating the local environment.

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NI 547 - Climate capitalism - January, 2024
A protester poses during demonstrations in support of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.Photo: Cooper Inveen/Reuters

The ‘coup belt’?

Report from Senegal by Obiora Ikoku.

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NI 546 - Spying on dissent - November, 2023
Photo: Ndongo Samba Sylla

The Interview: Ndongo Samba Sylla

The Senegalese development economist speaks to Hazel Healy about monetary sovereignty, debt – and the perils of Afro-liberalism.

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NI 538 - Rivers of life - July, 2022
 Far out. Fishers haul in their catch some 60 kilometres off the coast of Saint Louis, Senegal. They report travelling further, for longer, to catch ever-dwindling amounts of sardinella.Photo: Alfredo Caliz/Panos Pictures

The disappearing Senegalese sardines

Why is a nutritious superfood being routed away from poor communities to feed salmon, pigs and pets? Hazel Healy investigates.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Senegal: if you build it…

Senegal: if you build it…

The Museum of Black Civilizations has opened in Dakar yet many of its galleries remain empty.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

Senegal: ready to vote

A new Fanon-inspired social movement is building inter-generational accountability, writes Denise Sow.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

Djibril Sy

A queue for gas, captured by Senegalese photographer Djibril Sy.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Climate capitalism January, 2024
Spying on dissent November, 2023
Rivers of life July, 2022
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Land grabs May, 2013
Mothers who die March, 2009
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