In the West African nation of Senegal, an informal recycling industry has poisoned children and left a neighborhood severely polluted. Residents caused the contamination by pulling apart car batteries to extract the lead. Jori Lewis reports.
The westernmost point on the African continent is Pointe des Almadies, Senegal. It's within walking distance of the Senegalese capital Dakar. Senegal is one of 44 countries where Google has made walking directions available.
Guest reviewer Tom Schnabel of KCRW spins tracks from the new album "Viva Africando." The group, Africando, is an ensemble of musicians from West Africa and the Caribbean islands. The result is Latin music with African voices.
On today's Geo Quiz we were searching for a towering bronze statue. It was unveiled this weekend to mark Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Tidiane Sy reports for the BBC World Service's Network Africa.
The economy is so bad in Italy these days that African immigrants who came to provide better lives for their families back home are having to get money from family back home. Reporter Martin Davies profiles one woman from Senegal.