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The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees

The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees

Science
Jo Hollis/BBCBy Jo HollisBBC News, CasamanceA man in southern Senegal has set himself the ambitious task of planting five million trees over the next five years.This visionary project came to Adama Diémé when he returned home to the Casamance region in 2020 after a few years working in Europe.The 48-year-old was shocked that in villages that were populated with hundreds of gigantic trees in his youth, only a handful, if any, now remained."In some villages, you can't find one tree. They cut them but they don't think about planting again," he told the BBC.Across Africa desertification is one of the reasons blamed for deforestation but, in this area, along the sweeping expanse of the Casamance River, the trees are more likely to have been cut down for construction purposes like building house...
Senegal 0-1 Algeria: Freak goal gives Riyad Mahrez and co win Africa Cup of Nations

Senegal 0-1 Algeria: Freak goal gives Riyad Mahrez and co win Africa Cup of Nations

Sports
Algeria have won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1990 after securing a 1-0 triumph over Senegal.Baghdad Bounedjah’s strike inside two minutes, an effort which took a big deflection off Salif Sane was all that separated the two sides in Cairo. getty Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and his Algeria team-mates celebrate at the end of the game Senegal, who last made the final in 2002, thought they were given a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty in the second-half for a handball only for it to be overturned after a VAR review. It means the wait for Senegal, whose star player is Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, for a first AFCON crown goes on while Algeria have won it for the second time. However, it was Mane and co who were the better side ...