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Senegal’s President Macky Sall on Monday called for African countries to promote a “tolerant Islam” and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups across the continent.
is particularly proud of his traditional wear and enjoys dressing up and wearing his boubou, although not quite as much as he likes wearing his basketball shirts.Dakar, the capital since independence in 1960, lies on the Cap Vert peninsula, the most westerly point in Africa.Before independence, Dakar was the capital of French West Africa (AOF, or l'Afrique Occidentale Francçaise ), which included nine French-speaking West African states. The spread of education and increased economic opportunity have modified a traditional social structure based on kinship, but the majority of the people adhere to the traditional values of Kersa (respect for others) and Tegin (good manners).Stripped of their documents and fearing for their lives, these women are forced to work off debts to their traffickers of up to 3 million CFA francs ($4,900) - in a region where miners pay no more than 2,000 CFA ($3) a time for sex.Many women recalled being beaten, abused and extorted by clients and even police officers, who activists say are too few and poorly trained to tackle trafficking and identify victims as prostitution is legal here and some women choose to sell sex."NO MAN'S LAND"The state, however, says it has bolstered police numbers, focused on prosecuting traffickers and is working with civil society groups to train officials and give support to victims.By Kieran Guilbert KEDOUGOU, Senegal, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - H uddled together in the corner of a dimly-lit bar in southeast Senegal while men swig beer, smoke and shout over the blaring music, Grace and the women beside her are silent and sombre.
Despite their sequined tops, colourful make-up and striking hairstyles, these women are not here to party.
They are victims of sex trafficking, duped into leaving Nigeria with the promise of work in Europe but dumped in Kedougou, a gold mining region, and forced into prostitution."I was so angry when I arrived that I refused to have sex for the first month," Grace told the Thomson Reuters Foundation."Then I thought about getting home one day and helping my family ... " added the 24-year-old, an aspiring university student from Nigeria's Edo state who believed she would be working in a hair salon in Italy.
Grace is one of more than 1,000 women and girls selling sex in Kedougou, according to United Nations estimates although no official data exists. Campaigners say the number of women trafficked is rising as a gold rush in Senegal fuels demand for sex workers from miners, many of whom believe dirtying themselves - by drinking and paying for sex - will boost their chances of striking gold.
Bassirou Gueye, a 22-year-old university student trying his luck in the business, and a friend bought ten sheep several days before the holiday, hoping to resell them at the last minute and make some extra cash.
Even with mobile money, there are risks."If you buy your sheep early it can get stolen," Gueye lamented, sitting in the shade of a market stall surveying his flock.
Gold mining is an age-old tradition in Kedougou, yet it has been transformed in recent years by the arrival of foreign firms and migrant workers, locals say.