Senegal

Economics

Senegalese women turn to exporting fish in spite of local shortages

In Senegal, an estimated 40,000 women work as fish processors. But a trifecta of problems — overfishing by foreign fleets, illegal fishing and climate change — is making fish scarce in the region and hitting processors the hardest. In an attempt to make ends meet, fishermen are selling what they are able to catch to fresh fish traders and export factories, who’ll pay more for a batch than the processors, leaving the women high and dry.

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Environment

Lead in the Developing World

The U.S. recycles almost all car batteries, but that's not true in many developing countries. Sifting through waste to retrieve lead is a major source of income, and lead exposure, for many people in poorer countries. Living on Earth reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit - Daxaar

For today's Global Hit, drummer Steve Reid explains how his legendary career has taken him from Motown to Africa. Steve Reid's latest album is called Daxaar ... after the city in Senegal where he recorded the CD.

Lifestyle & Belief

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi the director of a documentary film that focuses on Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour and his controversial 2004 album "Egypt."