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Fight to save Senegalese capital’s coast gains momentum

Fight to save Senegalese capital’s coast gains momentum

FROM the top of a ladder, a Senegalese girl struggles to catch a glimpse of the beach hidden by a swanky hotel's sprawling ocean frontage - a stunt for a music video that highlights growing grassroots efforts to save Dakar's coast from hungry developers. The video shows the threat that unregulated construction poses to the Senegalese capital's eroding shoreline, which provides a cherished escape for residents of the crowded and often polluted city. "Where will our children play tomorrow?," raps activist hip-hop artist Malal Talla, also known as 'Fou Malade', as drone footage shows the concrete husks of half-built buildings…
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