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12 Sep 2023

Ngouda Dione, Reuters (Senegal)

Senegal: Two protestors killed during demonstration against recruitment of unskilled mining workers

" Two killed after Senegalese police break up protest over mining jobs" 12 September 2023

At least two people were killed by gunfire during a police crackdown on a protest over mining jobs in southeastern Senegal on Monday, local Mayor Mahamady Sissoko said. Police in the town of Khossanto used force against protesters who were voicing opposition to changes to local rules over the recruitment of unskilled labour by mining companies, he said.

"We are at two dead from gunshots and seven wounded, who are being treated at the regional hospital," Sissoko said by phone, adding that around 37 people had been detained.