Saturday, June 29, 2013

Slave Island in Senegal

Cheikh Darou Seck collected soil from the slave house on Goree Island on October 18th, 2005.  President Obama visited this site a few days ago before travelling on to South Africa.  Please be sure to check out the earlier blog and link to our journal entry for South Africa and the Robben Island soil collection.  Nelson Mandela was held on this island for 18 years and is currently very ill.

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Life expectancy at birth : 59 ( 39 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $1,132