In Senegal, sometime after the establishment of a European presence in the area but before the imposition of direct French colonial administration, the Ceddo ("commoners") try to preserve their traditional culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade.When local king Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo abduct his daughter, Dior Yacine, to protest their forced conversion to Islam.Exercise caution in the Guinean border area as the Senegalese authorities may at any time implement stricter controls in this area, including roadblocks at which travellers will be required to identify themselves.Senegal is considering prohibiting women from wearing the burqa as the country battles against extremism.
Travel to the north around the Gambian border and to the south around the Guinea-Bissau border is very dangerous and is not recommended.
" We think this decision is a significant step towards the fight against plastic waste in Senegal.
Plastic bags cause numerous environmental and health issues; they are a threat for humans as well as for terrestrial animals like ruminant, who accidentally ingest them, or for birds and marine species like turtles, cetaceans or tuna who can get ensnared and die.
Dauda Ndiaye sells hundreds of plastic bags a day to other vendors, who sell fish, meat and other goods in the Ouakam neighborhood.
Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the Casamance region, west of the city of Kolda, with the exception of direct travel by air or sea to Cap-Skirring and Ziguinchor, due to the prevailing security situation. The current security situation in the Casamance region is highly unstable due to the threat of armed attacks and highway robbery.