Senegal: StLouis_RiverandBoat

Established in 1659, French traders enjoyed a lucrative business here prompting France to protect its interests and to make St. Louis the first capital for French colonial administration in West Africa. Once a conduit for the slave trade, the Senegal River today is an important water source for irrigation in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.

Established in 1659, French traders enjoyed a lucrative business here prompting France to protect its interests and to make St. Louis the first capital for French colonial administration in West Africa. Once a conduit for the slave trade, the Senegal River today is an important water source for irrigation in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.