Shrinking lake in Mali spells end of line for family of fishermen

FILE PHOTO: Modeste Traore, 56-year old fisherman, rides his fishing boat in the Lake Wegnia, in Sahel region of Koulikoro, Mali November 23, 2019. REUTERS/Arouna Sissoko

LAC WEGNIA, Mali (Reuters) – Modeste Traore has lived his whole life by Lake Wegnia, in Mali’s Sahel region, and its fish have provided him with a livelihood that supports his extended family of 14 children. But as temperatures rise, evaporation increases and the lake shrinks – phenomena experts blame on global climate change – […]

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