Dakar's wrestling sandbox millionaires
The agony of defeat in the Dakar ring. Photo/Sean Liliani
More popular than soccer in many parts of Africa, traditional wrestling has grown into a major sport.
Every year, wrestlers hoping to achieve fame and fortune converge on Dakar for an annual tournament.
This form of competition, with its rituals and ancient rivalries, is now seen by many fighters as a route from rags to riches.
Sean Liliani is ring-side in Dakar, Senegal with this week's View From Here.
Categories: Africa, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
|Radio One||Thursday 1 pm, 1:30 pm NT Sunday 7 pm, 8 pm AT and 8:30 pm NT|
|Sirius 137||Friday at Midnight & 9 am, Sunday at 10 pm|
- SPECIAL REPORT CBC goes to the front lines in the battle for Aleppo
- Aleppo is 'the jewel of Syria.' It's also where the government is hoping to win the Syrian civil war, writes Margaret Evans.
- Retired general tapped for Homeland Security post, climate change denier to run environmental agency
- Donald Trump embraced new cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his year-long stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
- Indonesia earthquake leaves at least 97 dead video
- A strong undersea earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province, killing at least 97 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
- Standing Rock leader tells protest camp it's time to go home video
- An Indigenous leader in North Dakota has told people who have been staying in a massive camp, set up months ago to oppose a contentious pipeline, that it's time to pack up and go home.
- Pearl Harbor survivors honoured on 75th anniversary of attacks video
- Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends.