Trans-Gambia bridge a boon for trade, but a blow for local traders

Trans-Gambia bridge a boon for trade, but a blow for local traders
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A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal, but spells disaster for traders making a living off travellers making the agonising wait to catch a ferry across the Gambia River. Gambia is a sliver of land on either side of the river cutting through the middle of the much larger Senegal, the product of a colonial-era deal between Britain and France staking a claim to each.



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