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Vol 42 No 5

Published 9th March 2001


Senegal

Catching the boat

In Senegal's troubled southern region, the pro-independence Mouvement des Forces Démocratiques de la Casamance (MFDC) is deeply split it and its veteran leader, the Abbé Augustin Diamacoune Senghor, may have the upper hand. Optimists in Dakar feel that peace in Casamance may finally be possible after 19 years of conflict, which has wrecked the Province and left tens of thousands of refugees.

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