History of Senegal
The history of Senegal is commonly divided into a number of periods, encompassing the prehistoric era, the precolonial period, colonialism, and the contemporary era.
The earliest evidence of human...
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History of the Gambia
The modern-day Gambia was once part of the Mali and Songhai Empires.
It is possible that the Carthaginian explorer Hanno the Navigator sailed as far as the Gambia on an expedition in the sixth or ...
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The Gambia
The Gambia (/ˈɡæmbiə/; officially the Republic of the Gambia and often called simply Gambia) is an enclaved country in West Africa mostly surrounded...
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Emmanuel Bertrand-Bocandé
Emmanuel Bertrand-Bocandé (1812–1881) was an explorer, businessman, and French colonial administrator who helped spread French influence in Basse Casamance, Senegal, specifically on the island of Cara...
The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof
The Royal House of Jogo Siga Joof (Serer : Mbin Jogo Siga Juuf, other variation : Keur Diogo Siga, etc.) was the second royal house founded by the Joof family during the Guelowar dynastic period ...
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The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune
The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune (or Thiouthiogne), also known as The Battle of Somb or The Battle of Somb-Tioutioune, occurred on 18 July 1867. It was a religious war between the Serer people and ...
French West Africa
French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d...
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Signare
Signare was the name for the Mestizo French-African women of the island of Gorée in French Senegal during the 18th and 19th centuries. These women of color managed to gain some individual assets, stat...
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Kingdom of Jolof
The Kingdom of Jolof (French: Djolof or Diolof), also known as Wolof and Wollof, was a West African rump state located in what is today the nation of Senegal. For nearly two hundred years, the Ser...
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Sosso Empire
The Sosso Empire was a twelfth-century Kaniaga kingdom of West Africa.
The modern Sosso people trace their history to a 12th- and 13th-century Kaniaga kingdom known as the "Sosso." With the fa...
Soumaoro Kanté
Soumaoro Kanté (var.: Sumanguru Kanté) was a 13th-century king of the Sosso people. Seizing Koumbi Saleh, the capital of the recently defunct Ghana Empire, Soumaoro Kanté proceeded to conquer several...
Saad Buh
Sheikh Saad Buh was a Moorish, Qadiriyya, Fadiliyya Sufi from Mauritania.Buh, who settled in Trarza in the 1870s, developed a following in St. Louis, and began a pattern of visits to the peanut basin ...
French frigate Méduse (1810)
The Méduse was a 40-gun Pallas-class frigate of the French Navy, launched in 1810. She took part in the Napoleonic wars, namely in the late stages of the Mauritius campaign of 1809–1811 and in raids i...
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Boukar Djillakh Faye
Boukar Djillakh Faye (Serer proper : Bugar Jilaak Fay, other variations : Bougar Birame Faye or Bugar Biram Fay) was a 14th-century Serer wrestler (njom) from the pre-colonial Kingdom of Sine which l...
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Prime Minister of Senegal
The Prime Minister of Senegal is the head of government of Senegal. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Senegal, who is directly elected for a five-year term. The Prime Minister, in tu...
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Four Communes
The "Four Communes" (French: quatre communes) of Senegal were the four oldest colonial towns in French controlled west Africa. In 1848, the French Second Republic extended the rights of full French c...
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Faye family
The patronym Faye (Serer: Fay) is one of the typical surnames of the Serer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. In French-speaking Senegal and Mauritania, and English-speaking Gambia, the sur...
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Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof
Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof (Serer : Maad Ndaah Njeeme Juuf or Mad Ndaah Njeeme Juuf) is one of the patriarchs of the Joof family, himself the medieval King of Laah (or Lâ) in Baol now part of indepen...
Maad Semou Njekeh Joof
Maad Semou Njekeh Joof (English spelling the Gambia. Variations: Maad Semou Djiké Diouf - French spelling in Senegal, Bour Sémou Djiké Diouf, Buur Sémou Djiké Diouf, Semou Njiké, Maat Semou Ndiké Diou...
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