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03 Apr 2019 | 06:00 PM UTC

Senegal: Independence Day celebrations April 4

Senegal News Alert

Independence day celebrations to be held on April 4; anticipate associated disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Dakar, Louga, Thiès


Senegal will hold Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, April 4, to celebrate the country's 59th anniversary of independence from France. Events will be held nationwide, with the largest celebrations taking place in Dakar, where a military parade will be held on Boulevard Charles de Gaulle. Other parades are expected in Louga and Thiès. Business and traffic disruptions are possible throughout the country during the day. 


Individuals in Senegal are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstration as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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