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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Independence Day in Senegal

Residents in the Republic of SENEGAL — République du Sénégal in the official French language — are celebrating the nation's 57th Independence Day today. Senegal declared its independence from France in 1959 and merged with French Sudan (modern-day Mali) to form the Mali Federation. The first April 4th independence day was subsequently established in 1960 when France agreed to transfer sovereign authority to the Mali Federation. Several months later in August, the Mali Federation separated into Mali and Senegal. Today, Senegal arguably boasts a steadfast independent spirit and proud culture while still maintaining some common roots and heritage — not to mention the language — of France. Happy Independence Day to all the Senegalese people!

Happy Independence Day, Senegal!

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