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Senegal
14°40′N 17°25′W
FAMOUS SENEGALESE

AHMADOU BAMBA
Ahmadou Bamba, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké (1853–1927) was a Muslim Sufi religious leader in Senegal and the founder of the large Mouride Brotherhood (the Muridiyya).
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba was a mystic and religious leader who produced a prodigious quantity of poems and tracts on meditation, rituals, work, and Qur'anic study. Politically, Ahmadou Bamba led a pacifist struggle against French colonialism while not waging outright war on the French as several prominent Tijani marabouts had done.

HABIB KOITÉ
Habib Koité (born 1958 in Thiès, Senegal) is a solo singer, songwriter and guitarist. His supporting cast, Bamada, is a super-group of West African talent, including Kélétigui Diabaté playing balafon.
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Official language(s): French

Capital: Dakar

Population: 12.6 mill.

Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)