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Senegalese Actress Launches TV Series to Raise Awareness About Unsafe Migration

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Khalima stars in a new television series in Senegal called ‘Loumey wakh wa cogne ba’, translated as, ’What will I say to the neighbours?’, broadcasted on one of country’s main channels.

The ten-episode series, set in a neighbourhood in Dakar features the story of Anta, Khalima’s character, who returns home after travelling to Europe.  The story is based on real-life testimonies of returnee migrants and brings to light the risks associated with unsafe migration routes.

"The idea was to make migrants the top story and have discussion about it. Migration is not forbidden. What I recommend to young people is to travel in a more organized fashion.