For Senegalese Landmine Victims, a Forgotten Conflict Lives On


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(Al Jazeera) Ziguinchor, Senegal – Night was falling, and Boubacar Ba was once again hunting in the forest outside his hometown of Mpak in southern Senegal. Then a crack rang out, not from his rifle or another hunter. Not the Senegalese army or even the rebels waging a war for secession in the area.

It was a landmine, which blew off his right leg.

Ba tied up a makeshift tourniquet, but when he hobbled up on his left leg, he quickly discovered it was broken, and crashed back onto the forest floor.

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Published: Thursday, January 12, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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