On August 18 in Touba, during the Magal de Darou Khoudoss, a kilo of onions sold for between 1,500 and 2,000 CFA francs (between 2.30 and 3 euros), never seen in this city of one million five hundred thousand inhabitants, yet accustomed to strong speculation in times of religious gatherings. The onion, the star ingredient of the majority of Senegalese dishes, has also recorded strong increases in the rest of the country – reaching 1,000 CFA francs per kilo in Dakar, when it was not simply found on the stalls -, to grand dam of the Senegalese, who consume between 850 and 1,000 tons per day.
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Why this price spike? The opening of the market to imports was launched on August 11, when local production had already dried up. The first foreign products did not arrive until the night of August 15-16, which led to several days of