98 percent of Tsetse flies have been eradicated from an infested area of Senegal. A victory other countries on the continent will be keen to replicate although the work continues.
Tsetse flies, though no bigger than a house fly, are a huge obstacle to farming, livestock and milk production. Tsetse flies spread tripa-no-so-my-asis or sleepy sickness in humans & cattle, and kill more than three million livestock in sub-Saharan Africa every year.
Now after more than 10 years, wild flies have been successfully wiped out using a radiation technique.
Emmanuelle Landaise has this report.