Senegal’s Casamance gets tourism boost after France lifts warning

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 7 October 2016 saa 02:56
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France has scrapped a travel advisory of more than 25 years which urged its citizens not to travel to Senegal’s coastal region of Casamance.

The decision has spurred hopes that Casamance’s beaches will attract French holiday-makers, giving the tourist industry a boost.

Improved security meant that French citizens could now visit the region, France’s embassy in Senegal said.

Casamance had been hit by unrest linked to a separatist group since 1982.

Once home to a thriving tourist industry, Casamance is separated from the capital, Dakar, by The Gambia.

It is home to numerous ethnic groups, including many Christians, while northern areas are dominated by three, largely Muslim communities.

Once home to a thriving tourist industry, Casamance is separated from the capital, Dakar, by The Gambia.

It is home to numerous ethnic groups, including many Christians, while northern areas are dominated by three, largely Muslim communities.

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Casamance, which neighbours The Gambia, is famous for its beautiful beaches

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