Mor Mbengul was taught how to fish by his grandfather. But unlike his forefathers, he can no longer live from his catch. International trawlers have all but depleted Senegal's fish reserves. Many foreign fishing fleets refuse to stick to quotas.
Though laws may forbid minors from marrying, forced premature matrimony remains a major issue for girls across the world. Many are condemned to lives of suffering.
Senegalese fishermen are under threat from foreign trawlers, which are accused of taking twice their permitted catch. This not only robs locals of their livelihoods but upsets the marine ecosystem.
The Senegalese legislative elections take place on Sunday, with President Macky Sall's coalition facing two strong challengers. The polls are seen as a test for presidential elections slated for 2019.
Fishermen on the tiny island of São Tomé and Príncipe off Africa's west coast are seeing their livelihood crippled by trawlers that scoop up the stocks and destroy the ocean habitat. Now they're taking a stand.
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