Senegal: History

  1. 1895

    Senegal becomes part of French West Africa.

  2. 1960

    Senegal gains independence from France and soon withdraws from the Mali Federation, becoming a separate, independent republic.

  3. 1963

    The first constitution is drawn-up.

  4. 1978

    A three-party political system is introduced.

  5. 2004

    The Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) and the government sign a pact aimed at ending the secessionist struggle in the province of Casamance, which started in the early 1980s.

  6. 2006

    Spain and Senegal agree to a series of measures to discourage illegal migration to the Canary Islands.


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