Correspondent Alhamdou from Senegal relates about his first report for Metropolis:
Correspondent AlhamdouTo reach the village by road is very chaotic. First of all you need twelve hours to drive 500 km by car. Then you take another road wich crosses straigt through Niokolokoba National Park. It takes three to four hours. In this park there are a lot of lions, panthers and other wild animals. Our car broke down at night in the middle of the park. Very dangerous. We were really afraid.
Then we needed to take another way dans la boue to reach the village. And then another to get the place where they dig.
It was not easy to make the report because something always happens there. This time someone was dead. He had been sick. For days nobody goes to work, and then it was raining very hard. For me it was terrible. Somebody there told me I need to give some colanuts to the old magicians if I want to make my report. It was a sacrifice because the spirits needed a compensation. I did it, the men got back to work and finally we could start filming.