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Casamance: a silent conflict, France 24

February 22, 2015 · TV PACKAGES, WEST AFRICA

Casamance is a isolated region in the south of Senegal, rich in natural resources but struggled economically. Among Gambia and Guinea borders, this region has been suffering 3 decades of fight of armed movement seeking the independence of the region.

The conflict began on 1982, when a peaceful protest was brutally repressed. Several hundred people then withdrew to the forest and started the rebellion. Since then, tensions between rebel leaders have divided the movement into different factions, but the fighting against the Senegalese army continues.

Over the years this silent conflict has killed over 5000 people, including 800 victims of anti personnel mines planted by both sides and  it has displaced tens of thousands of others.

Doc in production with the journalist collective from Bégué Press.