Severe floods hit Western Africa causing fears of severe food shortage

Severe floods hit Western Africa causing fears of severe food shortage

IRIN – WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Dakar, SENEGAL, WESTERN AFRICA: Weeks of heavy rains that began in mid-August have left much of Mauritania’s capital city, Nouakchott, and six of the surrounding regions under water, creating “unprecedented” damage according to the Department of Civil Protection. Some areas have seen as much as 35 percent more rainfall than […]

Sengal government policy on rape law may increase crime

Sengal government policy on rape law may increase crime

George Fominyen – WNN Breaking DAKAR (TrustLaw) – An upsurge in rapes against groups of young women in Senegal may worsen if the government does not take steps to punish the perpetrators, a coalition of civil society groups in the West African country has warned. The coalition voiced outrage following two incidents in the capital, […]