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Tree-planting project to make Dakar green

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People at work to make their city more green. Part of the Dakar tree-planting project.
People at work to make their city more green. Part of the Dakar tree-planting project. Emmanuelle Landais

Around 7 kilometres of the corniche along Dakar’s coastline are getting a make over.Some 500 trees and 300 shrubs are being planted along the windy cliff edge road in a bid to "green" the city and encourage environmental protection.The whole reforestation project was initiated by a Senegalese business woman, Maha Baalbeki, and offers member of the public the opportunity to sponsor and plant a tree. Teens and young adults from a children’s association have been recruited as the guardians of the trees and will be tasked with watering and looking after all the new plantations.Emmanuelle Landais has this report from Dakar.Click the 'play' button above to listen, or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report'.

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