BY LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR
FIRST PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL (IN OFFICE 1960 – 1980)
Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906 – 2001)
The following is an English translation of a speech made by Léopold Sédar Senghor at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, at a dinner honouring His Highness the Aga Khan. The speech was reported by Dakar Matinon March 20, 1968. The translation was published in Ismailia Association for Tanzania’s weekly magazineIsmaili Crescent,dated September 8, 1968.
“What we admire in you is that you have been able to integrate a modern outlook with religion so that religion has been allowed its true role which is not merely to provide an all-embracing explanation of the universe but also to furnish the fundamental solutions of the problems which life poses us.” – the late President Senghor
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