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The only radiotherapy machine in Senegal is no longer working. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

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Assane Thiobane, 28, a motorbike taxi driver in Tambacounda, eastern Senegal, is saving up to leave for Europe, where he hopes to earn more money for himself and his family. If you die along the way, he says, that's your destiny. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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In Senegal, They're Dreaming Of Europe

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Nialina Ba holds the only picture she has of her late husband, Bourang Ba (in the white shirt). Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

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Aissatou Sanogo and her late husband, Souleymane Diaby. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

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Windy Farrell is a jazz singer from California. Seyllou/for NPR hide caption

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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Senegalese Swing

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For 50 years, the fast and cheap "car rapide" minibus, painted from stem to stern, has become a national symbol for Senegal. Seyllou/for NPR hide caption

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If You Think This Bus Has An Eye On You, You're Right

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Ousmane Ndiaye loves computer models, climate forecasting and babies. Here he holds farmer Mariami Keita's 4-month-old baby girl, Ndeye. Courtesy of Vanessa Meadu (CCAFS) hide caption

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