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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