Survival takes priority for many Senegalese

Many workers say they are more concerned about making a living than they are about upcoming elections.

    Opposition groups in Senegal are calling for a day of remembrance to honour those killed in political violence this week.

    The call comes after protesters took to the streets of the capital, Dakar, to object to a court ruling allowing President Abdoulaye Wade, 85, to stand for a third term in office.

    But many Senegalese, such as those working as fisherman and farmers, are less concerned about the presidential election later this month than they are about the encroaching threats to their only means of survival.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Senegal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.