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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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A house in Beit Hanina was demolished, and another civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in Um Touba village.
To illustrate their commitment to working for humanity, Rokhaya Thiam mentioned their provision of medical services at the previous year's Maggal, the yearly meeting of members of the rival Murid Sufi order in the city of Touba.
Au Senegal, la consommation du cafe local denomme << Cafe Touba >> et de la tisane de kinkeliba est largement tres repandue dans les menages, les marches, les rues et les petits restaurants appeles << Tanganas >>.
La confrerie la plus dynamique, Mouridiya, a ete fondee par le marabout Ahmed Ben Habib Allah, connu sous le nom de Cheick Amadou Bamba ou Serigne Touba.
7 m2 per capita--including Seich Sou forest, which is located near the city, next to Touba, Panorama, St.
Touba reportedly receives between $550 and $800 million per year in funds repatriated by networks of Senegalese traders abroad and is vulnerable to TBML because the government has limited authority in this region.
Parallelement, Touba a revele que 48% des communes de Tipasa sont approvisionnees en eau potable en H/24, au moment ou son entreprise ambitionne d'atteindre un taux de 86 % de communes approvisionnees en H/24, dans les deux ou trois annees a venir.
The second indictment, case RIF1670176, charges chiropractor Touba Pakdel-Nabati, 37, of Costa Mesa;and doctors Quynam Nguyen, 57, of Orange; and Jason Yang, 50, of Pasadena, with 38 felony counts which include conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, making a false insurance claim, making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining workers compensation benefits, and capping.
It was prepared by Touba and Mahmoud, refugees from Afghanistan, who spent half of their monthly allowance of 59 euros on feeding the group.
The Touba Biakouma nickel-laterite mine, located near Sipilou, was jointly owned by Glencore, 85%; the Ivorian government, 5%; and Societe pour le Developpement Minier de la Cote d'Ivorie (SODEMI), 10%.