British renewable power company Lekela built 46 of the turbines situated north of the capital Dakar. It's created 400 jobs there and expects Senegal's first wind park to be connected to the grid in December.
The German Economy Ministry has held a summit to discuss a dramatic slowdown in the wind energy sector that's threatening agreed climate goals. The problems are due to policy mistakes and growing public resistance.
Quality surf spots, world-class waves, uncrowded and cheap — Senegal is one of the world's best-kept secrets when it comes to surfing. Now local surfers are hoping their sport will put their country on the map.
The international seahorse trade out of West Africa is booming. The animals are used in dried form in soups, teas and rice wine. But growing demand is putting these little fish at risk of extinction.
On Sunday, Senegal will elect a new president. Five candidates are running, each with a specific program. Former president Abdoulaye Wade called for protests against the polls after his son was banned from running.
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