Latest Casamance Stories
By Alberto Dabo SAO DOMINGOS, Guinea Bissau (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau troops used rockets and mortars at the weekend to bombard southern Senegal separatist rebels in a border zone, killing at least one of the rebels, an officer said on Sunday.
By Daniel Flynn DJIBONKOR, Senegal (Reuters) - Legend has it that the Bainouk people of southern Senegal were cursed by a tyrannical king, who with his dying breath condemned them to wander in poverty forever.
By Daniel Flynn CAP SKIRRING, Senegal (Reuters) - Soldiers lounge by a sandbagged checkpoint and an army truck bearing a heavy sub-machinegun trundles along the potholed road to one of West Africa's premier beach resorts.
By Rose Skelton ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (Reuters) - Dressed head-to-toe in a costume of deep red tree bark and with a large knife in each hand, the monster-like figure turns the corner of a quiet street, screeches and strides after a group of fleeing women.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.