Day: September 15, 2019

Les populations du bassin arachidier consultées pour le programme de transition agro-écologique

Ndiob, 15 sept (APS) – Des organisations de la société civile cherchent à impliquer les populations du bassin arachidier (régions de Diourbel, Fatick, Kaffrine et Kaolack) dans la politique nationale de transition agro-écologique menée par l'Etat pour la seconde phase du Plan Sénégal émergent (PSE), a constaté l'APS, dimanche, à Ndiob, commune située dans la région de Fatick (centre).


Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

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Boats carrying passengers on the Congo river are often poorly maintained, crowded and overloaded

At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo.
Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat – a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport people on lakes and rivers.
It was travelling to DR Congo's capital Kinshasa from Mai Ndombe province, north of the city.
The cause of the accident is not yet known, but it is unlikely that passengers were equipped with life jackets.

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Accidents on the waterways are common in DR Congo, often caused by overloading and unsafe vessels, correspondents say.

Many passengers on board the whaleboats, which are up to 40 m (130 ft) long and often with two decks, are unable to swim.
The boats are often relied upon as a means of transport, as DR Congo's road network is poorly ..