Senegal becomes part of French West Africa.
Senegal gains independence from France and soon withdraws from the Mali Federation, becoming a separate, independent republic.
The first constitution is drawn-up.
A three-party political system is introduced.
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.
Spain and Senegal agree to a series of measures to discourage illegal migration to the Canary Islands.