I cross Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and finally Senegal. I am the thread of life between these countries of the Sahel and a precious resource for the food and energy security of the populations who count on me. What’s more, I am a factor of peace in this region, although climate change exhausts me.
I, THE SENEGAL RIVER
I, the Senegal River – by Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer and songwriter
” I’m not a border, I’m a link, a ribbon of silt. “
“You only have to listen to the noise the river makes, its movements, it has its own song.”
Ablaye Cissoko, composer, singer and kora player
“This noise that the river makes, I hear it with great pleasure. Let’s say it reminds me that I’m useful at doing something.”
Amada Chéibani Aw, a technician at Diama dam.