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Casamance

(kăz`əmäns), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, W Africa. It rises in S Senegal and flows westward, emptying in the Atlantic Ocean. The virtually unnavigable river lies in a region of lush floodplains between the enclave of The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Also called Casamance, the Senegalese region is geographically isolated from the rest of the country by The Gambia, and the Diola (or Jola), not the Wolof, are the primary ethnic group. ZiguinchorZiguinchor
, city (1988 pop. 124,283), SW Senegal, a port on the Casamance River. Located in a rice-growing region, the city produces peanut oil, frozen fish, and orange juice and is an outlet to the sea for the shipment of peanuts and other products of the southern hinterlands.
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 is the largest city in the region. Casamance was the scene of ethnic tensions and demonstrations for independence in the early 1980s, and guerrilla warfare beginning in the late 1980s. A cease-fire was signed with some of the rebels in 2004, but others have continued to fight. The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau have at times aided the rebels. In 2006 fighting erupted in neighboring Guinea-Bissau between Casamance rebels that had established bases there and Bissau troops. The name also appears as Kasamansa.
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As part of this project, Isolux Corsan is developing a social plan in the area that will improve the quality of life and opportunities for the local population through a series of actions in health, environment and help with disability in the region of Casamance, southern Senegal.
These technologies include the use of Retort and Casamance Kilns which are not only environmentally friendly but are compatible with the expectations of the communities.
The store stocks the highest quality designer fabrics from some of the most noteworthy names in textiles, including the luxurious Casamance, the family-run and exclusive Romo, Voyage, and Harlequin, who are among the best in the industry for creative designs in striking colours.
Louis (a vibrant UNESCO World Heritage site and the former capital of Senegal), the Lompoul desert, where you can stay overnight in the sand dunes to experience true serenity, the coastal town of Toubab Dialao, which is one of the best places to enjoy pristine beaches and a lively local atmosphere, and of course the lush tropical environment of the southern Casamance region, where the sights, smells and sounds are well worth the journey.
Cannabis is cultivated in the southern Casamance region for local use and regional trafficking.
A member of the French Presidential and Prime Ministerial Press Corps, Guy Moskit became a central figure of the close-knit group of war correspondents, covering conflicts in Angola, Casamance, Chad, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Western Sahara among others.
Hailing from Aberystwyth and Casamance, Senegal, respectively, the duo has set the classical music scene alight with a blend of cultural influences that seamlessly surge from Finch's gentle, hypnotising melodies to swirling rhythm sections that captivate and invigorate, fuelled by Keita's inventive, quick musical wit.
1996) analysed the spatial variability of soil acidity in the mangrove ecosystem of West Africa for land-suitability planning and developed a conceptual framework for four West African estuaries: the Casamance River (Senegal), the Gambia River (Gambia), the Geba-Cacheu Rivers (Guinea Bissau) and the Great Searcies River (Sierra Leone).
By analyzing the epidemiologic questionnaires completed by families of ill persons, we determined that the 2 TBRF cases in Casamance were imported from the northern regions of Senegal by seasonal workers.
In addition to the bed and bath linens, you will also find the most comprehensive library of designer fabric and wallpaper books from all the important brands such as O&L, Romo, Harlequin, Casamance, Voyage, Jab, James Hare and Brian Yates.
Reproduction of the oysters Crassostrea gasar (MOLLUSC, BIVALVE) in southern Casamance (Senegal).
De la region des Balkans a Brazzaville et Casamance, en passant par la Jordanie, la Bande de Gaza et les frontieres tuniso-libyennes, le Maroc s'est toujours montre attentif aux situations des populations civiles, premiere victime des situations extremes.