Infosheet: Senegal at 60

On the occasion of the Africa 2020 year, the ASCL has created Infosheets about the countries that became independent in 1960. Of the seventeen colonies gaining independence in that year, Senegal was the fifteenth one: on August 20, when it split from the Mali Federation, that had gained Independence earlier in 1960 (see the Infosheet on Mali). French influence already existed in 1624, when French traders built a trading post. 

Read the Infosheet (pdf).

This is ASC Infosheet 47. See the other Infosheets.