Famous people on Senegal-and-gambia's street names


Cheikh Anta Diop

Cheikh Anta Diop 4 Cheikh Anta Diop was a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture. Diop's work is considered foundational to the theory of Afrocentricity, though he himself never described himself as an Afrocentrist. The questions he posed about cultural bias in scientific research contributed greatly to the postcolonial turn in the study of African civilizations.

Blaise Diagne

Blaise Diagne 4 Blaise Diagne was a French political leader and mayor of Dakar. He was the first person of West African origin elected to the French Chamber of Deputies, and the first to hold a position in the French government.

Dial Diop

Dial Diop 3 Thierno "Dial" Diop est meneur de la rébellion des Lébous contre le souverain du Cayor, Amary Ngoné Ndella Coumba Fall, qui dura près de deux décennies. Il commande les troupes lébous contre les guerriers tiédos du Cayor. Après la mort du Damel, Birahima Fatma Thioub Fall son successeur reconnait la défaite, fait la paix avec le gens de Dakar et reconnait leur indépendance en 1812. Dial DIOP est le grand serigne de Dakar mais n a jamais été chef des Lebous, les lebous n ont jamais eu de chef.

Dawda Jawara

Dawda Jawara 3 Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara was a Gambian politician who served as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970, and then as the first President of The Gambia from 1970 to 1994, when he was deposed.

Ousmane Diop Socé

Ousmane Diop Socé 2 Ousmane Diop Socé was a writer, politician, and one of the first Senegalese novelists.             

Habib Bourguiba

Habib Bourguiba 2 Habib Bourguiba was a Tunisian lawyer, nationalist leader and statesman who led the country from 1956 to 1957 as the prime minister of the Kingdom of Tunisia (1956–1957) then as the first president of Tunisia (1957–1987). Prior to his presidency, he led the nation to independence from France, ending the 75-year-old protectorate and earning the title of "Supreme Combatant".

Amadou Bamba

Amadou Bamba 2 Ahmadu Bamba Ibn Anta Saly Mbacke also known to followers as Khādimu 'al-Rasūl or "The Servant of the Messenger" and Serigne Touba or "Sheikh of Tuubaa", was a Sufi saint (Wali) and religious leader in Senegal and the founder of the large Mouride Brotherhood.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 2 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and statesman who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
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