Hip hop stars rap to save Senegal’s beach

Hip hop artists Fou Malade and Niagass were recently convinced after being approached by activist group Aar Sunu Suff – Aar Sunu Littoral, or “Preserve our land – preserve our coastline”. Scientists have warned of the risks from unregulated construction to accommodate Dakar’s population – which is growing at twice the rate of the rest of Senegal – including the destruction of ocean-side plantations of filao trees, or whistling pine, whose salt-tolerance and deep roots help to slow coastal erosion.

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