Senegal's Crumbling Coast May Prompt Move to Safer Ground

Senegal's coastline is receding at an estimated average rate of 1 to 2 metres per year, driven by rising sea levels, rapid urbanisation and illegal sand mining for construction.



Cheikh Badiane, 54, looks out to sea from the edge of the fishing district of Guet Ndar, in the northern city of Saint-Louis, Senegal, May 1, 2017.