TITLE

HISTORY

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of Senegal;Sep2008, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article presents the history of Senegal. The Archaeological findings throughout the region show that the country was populated in prehistoric times. The Islam was built itself in the Senegal River valley in the 11th century, of which 95% of Senegalese were Muslims. The Senegal and the French Soudan have merged to form the Mali Federation in January 1959. In 1960, the internationally known poet, politician, and statesman, Leopold Sedar Senghor,was elected as the country's first President.
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34449441

 

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