Khadjou Sambe, Senegal's first female professional surfer, now coaches local girls, encouraging them to develop the physical and mental strength to ride waves and break the mould in a society that generally expects them to stay at home.
Diop, a fighter who "packs a punch", is due to fight again in June and is working at keeping up his training in an unfamiliar environment.
Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal, removed hundreds of kilos of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar.
The protests for better roads began on August 23 in the western city of Kayes, and have since then spread to other regions of the West African country.
Senegal President Macky Sall comfortably won another term in office in last Sunday's election, provisional figures showed on Thursday, giving him five more years to finish a raft of modernising projects.
The EU observation mission said its overall assessment was "quite positive" among the polling stations it observed.
Voters are choosing whether to give President Macky Sall a second term in office as critics accused him of having blocked the strongest opposition candidates from running against him.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-nation tour takes him to Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and the island nation of Mauritius where he is slated to seek deeper military and economic ties, amid trade war and waning interest of the US in Africa.
More than 300 vehicles will contest on 14 stages over the next 15 days in three South American countries.
Eight people are reported to have died and at least 49 were seriously injured after a wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium in Dakar.
Students in Senegal are turning trash into benches, and organisers this new scheme now hope to launch similar projects in Ethiopia, Morocco and Tunisia.
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