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Published on 20-11-2017

Let’s Talk about Magal de Touba

Magal de Touba is the name given to the annual religious festival and it is a pilgrimage to the city of Touba located in Senegal. It is performed by millions of people every year to celebrate the exile of Amadou Bamba to Gabon. The festival has deep roots in the history of Senegal and its people. Because of this reason, not only the residents of Senegal but those who live overseas mark this event as the most important day on their calendar every year. It is performed on the 18th day of the Islamic month of Safar.

Senegal Independence

Published on 04-04-2016

Senegal Independence Day: origins and history

Located in West Africa, Senegal was colonized during the 15th century by Europeans powers; mainly Portuguese, French, Dutch and British. In 1677 French colonizers managed to impose their power and gained control over Senegal. In 1850´s the French empire began invading the Senegalese mainland until native resistance to the French expansion, led by several Senegalese rulers, resulted in the Battle of Logandème, won by the French.