TITLE

HISTORY

PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of Senegal;Nov2011, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the history of the Republic of Senegal. Archaeological findings discovered proof that the country was inhabited in prehistoric times, with Islam being established in the Senegal River Valley in the 11th century. Senegal was part of the Mali Federation that gained independence on June 20, 1960, but broke up on August 20, 1960 because of internal political differences. Leopold Sedar Senghor was Senegal's first President.
ACCESSION #
71522562

 

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