A chronicle of silent suffering / Saint-Louis, Senegal.

The forgotten of

A real scourge in West Africa, particularly in Senegal, the scandal of the so-called talibé children is today an internationally recognized problem. A consequence of the Senegalese authorities’laxity, the country currently has hundreds of thousands of children living in unsanitary conditions and forced to beg for many hours a day, all under the veil of a pseudo-Koranic education inculcated by an unscrupulous false marabout whose influence they live under.

Here we shed light on a form of modern slavery described as it is experienced in the district of Sor Pikine in Saint-Louis.