Touba


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Touba

(to͞o`bä), town (1988 pop. 23,751), Diourbel prov., W Senegal. The terminus of a branch line from main Dakar-Niger RR, it is located in peanut-growing region. Touba is the religious center of the Mourides, an African Islamic Sufi brotherhood founded (1887) by Sheik Amadou Bamba Mbacke, and is the site of an annual pilgrimage commemorating his exile. The Mourides' great mosque dominates the town.
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Touba (1987) analyzed several elementary-level textbooks and reported that the books portrayed only men in most economic activities traditionally performed by both sexes (for example, shopkeeper/salesperson or librarian).
Nous sommes tres contents de la visite de SM le Roi dans notre pays", a affirme Khadimou, un habitant de la ville sainte de Touba venu specialement a Dakar pour participer a l'accueil chaleureux reserve au Souverain.
The mobile operator has expanded it 3G+ network into the West African country s capital Dakar, the holy city of Touba, Mbour, Thies, Kaolack and Ziguinchor in a successful manner, with immediate plans to cover the cities of Saint Louis, Louga, Fatick and Diourbel.
DAKAR (CyHAN)- At the anniversary of turning back from exile of Touba Sect Founder Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke, lived between the years of 1853-1927, Senegalese people flocked to Touba city, which is accepted the center of sect.
Nevertheless, the first girl school, namely Namous was established by Touba Azmoude in 1908 (ibid) and after that, other girl schools were started to establish.
Meanwhile, Grandstand Stables' retained rider Royston Ffrench took the featured Oud Al Touba rated conditions event with the Majed Al Jahouri-trained Ghalib.
Healthcare centres that will remain closed during the entire Eid Al Adha, from October 3 until October 6 are Al Zafaranah, Al Rowda, Al Khaleej, Al Samha, Al Shamkha, Madinat Mohammed bin Zayed, Al Nahda, Zakher, Al Maqam, Al Niyadat, Al Faqa, Al Khabisi and Oud Al Touba.
And he immediately moved on the attack, stabbing Ghodratollah Moodi, his wife, Touba Sabzehjou, and their daughter, Azam Moodi.
Today, if the Wahhabis boldly insult the shrine of the Prophet (Mohammad (PBUH))'s old friend, (it happens because) they have stolen our thoughts long time ago," Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Islamic World Peace Forum Touba Kermani said in Tehran on Wednesday.
Touba reportedly receives between $550 and $800 million per year in funds repatriated by networks of Senegalese traders and vendors abroad.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, condemned today the burning at dawn of a mosque in the village of Touba Zangaria in Upper Galilee at the hands of a group of Israeli extremist settlers.