Across Africa – Senegal’s book industry celebrates Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt prize

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Senegal’s book industry has been riding high on the wave of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt prize. The 31 year-old sensation is reviving interest in Senegalese writers after he won France’s top literary award earlier this month.  

Also on the show: a group of female rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been showing us that defending animals from poachers is far from “a man’s job”. Our reporters take us to meet the new protectors of one of Africa’s oldest and largest national parks.  

And baby turtles are thriving once again on Senegalese shores. With tourism and construction struggling since in the pandemic, a rare upside is the return of threatened and endangered species.