Starting with the droughts in Senegal in of the 1970s, many rural migrants moved to Dakar for work, and many settled in the only open space: marshland dried up by the drought. But around 2000 the rains, often torrential, returned, and the Thiaroye slum became uninhabitable — but fully inhabited.
Starting with the droughts in Senegal in of the 1970s, many rural migrants moved to Dakar for work, and many settled in the only open space: marshland dried up by the drought. But around 2000 the rains, often torrential, returned, and the Thiaroye slum became uninhabitable — but fully inhabited. REBECCA BLACKWELL AP file photo
Starting with the droughts in Senegal in of the 1970s, many rural migrants moved to Dakar for work, and many settled in the only open space: marshland dried up by the drought. But around 2000 the rains, often torrential, returned, and the Thiaroye slum became uninhabitable — but fully inhabited. REBECCA BLACKWELL AP file photo

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