Friday, February 7, 2014

Senegal II

Postcard showing a typical scene in Casamance, the region of southern Senegal mostly separated from the rest of the country by the strip of Gambia. The region has had an ongoing, low-level separatist conflict since the 1980s, stemming partly from the region's unique cultural history and partly from a sense of economic disenfranchisement from the rest of Senegal.

Many thanks to friend Oliver for sending this card while he was on holiday.

Stamp on the left from a 2009 set of four on weavers and weaving. Stamp on the right features a West African fruit, Saba senegalensis, known by a variety of names including mad and saba vine.

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