A surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a ‘dramatic’ start to the country’s rainy season.  Several planes at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, as well its newly opened terminal

building, were damaged after a severe dust storm swept over capital Dakar with wind gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph). The storm brought near zero visibility and caused a number of livestock deaths, locals said. It was followed by thunderstorms and heavy rain, signaling the start of country’s rainy season (mid-June to mid-October). READ MORE