While local Senegalese league teams play in almost deserted stadia, audiences crowd around televisions to follow the latest matches of the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, or the pan-European UEFA Champions League.
One insinuation was that the state of politics in Africa is so dismal that even the Gambia’s Adama Barrow, a former Argos security guard, can become a president.
To this day African countries such as Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Gabon, are required to deposit two-thirds of their foreign exchange surpluses into a French operations account.
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, and Senegal between them provide 30% of the UN’s total peacekeeping force.
Many villages are witnessing an influx back from both The Gambia and Senegalese cities.