about Senegal?

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    Its a country in the western region of Africa, its capital is Dakar, their official language is french, its government is a semi-presidential republic, its president is abdoulaye Wade, they also have a prime minister, Cheikh Hadjibou Soumare. The local climate is tropical with well-defined dry and humid seasons that result from northeast winter winds and southwest summer winds. Main industries include food processing, mining, cement, artificial fertilizer, chemicals, textiles, refining imported petroleum, and tourism. Senegal also realized full Internet connectivity in 1996, creating a mini-boom in information technology-based services. Private activity now accounts for 82% of GDP. On the negative side, Senegal faces deep-seated urban problems of chronic unemployment, socioeconomic disparity, juvenile delinquency, and drug addiction. Senegal has a wide variety of ethnic groups and, as in most West African countries, several languages are widely spoken. Islam is the predominant religion, practiced by approximately 95 percent of the country's population; the Christian community, at 4 percent of the population, includes Roman Catholics and diverse Protestant denominations. There is also a 1% population who maintain animism in their beliefs, particularly in the southeastern region of the country.

    The Anthem: translated to english format

    Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafons.

    The red lion has roared.

    The tamer of the savannah

    Has leapt forward,

    Dispelling the darkness.

    Sunlight on our terrors, sunlight on our hope.

    Stand up, brothers, here is Africa assembled.

    Chorus:

    Fibres of my green heart,

    Shoulder to shoulder, my more than brothers,

    O Senegalese, arise!

    Join sea and springs, join steppe and forest!

    Hail mother Africa, hail mother Africa.

    Senegal, you the son of the lion's froth,

    Sprung from the night to the gallop of horses,

    Give us, oh! give us the honour of our ancestors,

    Splendid as ebony and strong as muscle,

    We say it clearly – the sword has no flaw.

    Senegal, we take on your great work:

    To shelter the chicks from the falcons,

    To make, from east to west, north to south,

    Arisen, one single people, a people without seams,

    But a people turned to all the winds of the earth.

    Senegal, like you, like all our heroes,

    We will be hard without hatred, with two open arms.

    The sword in peace-time we will store in the scabbard,

    For work and words will be our weapon.

    The Bantu is a brother, and so is the Arab and the White

    But if the enemy burns our borders

    We will be risen with weapons in our hands:

    One people defying all sorrows with its faith,

    Young and old, men and women.

    Death, yes! We say death, but not shame.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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