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The Secret to Senegal's Success

Dec 13, 2016 | 09:33 GMT
The Secret to Senegal's Success
Senegalese President Macky Sall attends the opening of the Africa Action Summit on Nov. 16. Relative to the rest of its region, Senegal has established a stable and democratic political system.
(FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senegal has long been an entry point into Africa. Situated at the far west end of the continent on the Atlantic coast, the country has drawn foreign powers -- from Arab traders to European empires -- to its shores for centuries. More recently, Senegal has maintained a quiet influence in West Africa and in the Francophone world, despite its relative lack of natural resources, economic development and population size. The secret to its enduring importance lies in its geography and relative political stability....

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