by Tanya Mulroy

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Located on the westernmost point of Africa, Senegal is a land of stunning coastlines, semi-desert sands, fertile river valleys, grassland plains, and tropical rainforests. Since winning independence from France in 1960, Senegal has gained a reputation as one of Africa's most modern and progressive countries. Senegal is also one of the few states on the continent that has continued to see peaceful transfer of governmental powers through democratic elections. Although mostly rural, the former French colony features a mixture of modern urban communities and colonial towns, which attract a growing tourist industry. Senegal also has a strong manufacturing sector and foreign investment. However, despite its steady economic growth, Senegal continues to be plagued by poverty and high unemployment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422294413
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Evolution of Africa's Major Nations Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert I. Rotberg 6

Africa's Westernmost Land 11

An Ancient Past A Promising Future 21

Democracy in Decline? 33

A Stable Economy 39

The People of Senegal 49

Blending Past and Present 61

A Calendar of Senegalese Festivals 66

Recipes 68

Glossary 70

Project and Report Ideas 72

Chronology 74

Further Reading/Internet Resources 76

For More Information 77

Index 78

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