At the westernmost point of mainland Africa, Senegal is often regarded as one of the continent’s success stories. It has remained relatively stable and retains good diplomatic and economic relations with western countries; yet, daily life is still a struggle for many Senegalese.
While poverty is improving, over half of rural people and a third of the urban population live below the poverty line. The country has high under-five and maternal mortality rates, where lack of food is a significant factor.
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