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Senegal

Senegal is the westernmost country on the African continent. A former French colony, it is a secular republic with a legal system adapted from the French model and is known to be one of the most stable democracies in Africa. The United Nations Human Development Index ranks Senegal 166th of 182 countries with data.

A cooperative in Senegal found that powdering local baobab fruit and jujubes increased their value. A Senegalese woman processes baobab fruit kernels into a powder for sale in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

The legal code relating to family matters contains an option allowing Muslims, who constitute the majority (more than 90 percent) of the population, to follow a version of Sharia law in relation to marriage, divorce, family authority, child custody, and ...

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