Charter 41 Club Senegal

The capital of Senegal, Dakar, is the most western point in Africa.

The country surrounds Gambia on three sides and is bordered on the north by Mauritania, on the east by Mali, and on the south by Guinea-Conakry and Guinea-Bissau.

The population is around 14 million, with 3 million people in the Capital Dakar.

Senegal is mainly a low-lying country, with a semi-desert area in the north and north east and forests in the southwest. The largest rivers include the Senegal in the north, the Saloum in the centre and the Casamance in the southern tropical climate region.

The Portuguese had some stations on the banks of the Senegal River in the 15th century, and the first French settlement was made at St.-Louis in 1659. Gorée Island became a major centre for the arabic gum trade and Atlantic slave trade through the 1700s (millions of Africans were shipped from there to the New World). The British took parts of Senegal at various times, but the French gained possession in 1840 and made it part of French West Africa in 1895.

In 1946, together with other parts of French West Africa, Senegal became an overseas territory of France. On June 20, 1960, it formed an independent republic federated with Mali, but the federation collapsed within four months.

Since the independence and 1960, many nationalities have been mixing and living together in Senegal, and both the Clubs Round Table and 41 Dakar reflect this diversity.

Indeed the Round Table (since 1982) and the Club 41 Dakar 1 (since 2008) are multicultural, including Senegalese people and many other nationalities.

The 25 members for the Club 41 and 12 members in the Round table are all meeting on regular basis for social and cultural actions sharing the values of friendship and solidarity.

The 21st September 2019, sponsored by Morocco and French 41 clubs, the 41 Club Senegal has been officially charted on the Gorée island as the national Senegalese club.”

Martial Bonvallet

Past President Club 41 Dakar 1


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