• Brian Hunter
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Key Historical Events. France established a fort at Saint-Louis in 1659 and later acquired other coastal settlements from the Dutch; the interior was occupied in 1854–65. Senegal became a territory of French West Africa in 1902 and an autonomous state within the French Community on 25 Nov. 1958. On 4 April 1959 Senegal joined with French Sudan to form the Federation of Mali, which achieved independence on 20 June 1960, but on 22 Aug. Senegal withdrew from the Federation and became a separate independent republic. Senegal was a one-Party state from 1966 until 1974, when a pluralist system was re-established.

République du Sénégal


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Further Reading

  1. Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur. Sénégal: un Marché. Paris, 1993Google Scholar
  2. Delgado, C. L. and Jammeh, S., The Political Economy of Senegal under Structural Adjustment. New York, 1991Google Scholar
  3. Dilley, R. M. and Eades, J. S., Senegal. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  4. Gellar, S., Senegal. Boulder (Colo.), 1982.—Senegal: an African Nation between Islam and the West. Aldershot, 1983Google Scholar
  5. Phillips, L. C., Historical Dictionary of Senegal. 2nd ed, revised by A. F. Clark. Metuchen (NJ), 1995Google Scholar
  6. National statistical office: Direction de la Statistique, BP 116, Dakar.Google Scholar

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