Soham El Wardini
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Soham El Wardini

Soham El Wardini
Mayor, Dakar

Soham El Wardini is the mayor of Dakar, Senegal, and the first woman to be mayor of post-independence Dakar and the first deputy mayor of the city.


She is also a former beauty queen, with the titles of Miss Senegal and Miss Senegambia all acquired in 1970.


In September 2018, Wardini ran for mayor of Dakar and was elected with a majority vote in the city council.


She majored in English at Cheikh Anta Diop University (then University of Dakar) and taught at various colleges.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.