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Abdoul Diallo was one of Adama's friends who offered emotional speeches at a graduation party Saturday at the United Methodist Church. In French, Diallo told those at the celebration "today is a good day, and this is a good day for Africa. Daouda did it, so we have to celebrate it."

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West African man comes from civil war to earn degree

Daouda Adama is proud of just one thing: The Senegalese flag will soon hang in the Colorado Mountain College library. The 35-year-old West African man spoke humbly about graduating Saturday with his associate of the arts degree from CMC's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

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