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Senegal Declares 3-Day National Mourning

Source: BBC World (Dakar)
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007

Serigne Saliou Mbacke, the fifth caliph of the Mouride Muslim brotherhood, as well as the religious adviser to Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, died on Friday, and a 3-day national mourning period was declared from Friday, December 28, to Sunday, December 30, inclusively.

This national mourning period will not be a public holiday.

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