Ebola blamed for Senegal sheep shortage

Livestock needed for slaughter in short supply in predominantly Muslim West African nation owing to border restrictions.

    The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa has affected Eid-al-Adha celebrations in the Muslim-majority country of Senegal.

    During the Muslim festival, sheep traditionally get slaughtered for the occasion. But this year Senegal and its neighbours have restricted border crossings in order to prevent the viral outbreak from spreading. The curbs have damaged trade, as a result of which Senegal does not have enough livestock.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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