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Jun 18th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal’s ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, 86, who lost a controversial re-election bid in March, will not be retiring from politics, he said in an interview published on Monday. “There is no political retirement for me. As long as I am on earth and able to have ideas I will exp...
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May 10th, 2012
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Jeggan C Senghor THE PAST For over four decades the history of relations between Senegal and The Gambia was dominated by an almost exclusive focus on ways and means of crafting ‘Senegambia’; that is, the integration of the two states of Senegal and The Gambia into a single state. The experience falls...
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Apr 1st, 2012
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The West Africa has found itself in the news recently for two diametrically opposed phenomena: the coup in Mali just six weeks to national elections and the just concluded run-off elections in Senegal. The Senegalese elections are especially poignant for many reasons. A careless observer would quickl...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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By Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Songhai Advisory Election fever grips West African nation of Senegal in presidential polls Incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade fails to emerge victorious in the first round against 13 other challengers Run-off vote expected before 1 April between Wade and former protégé, Macky...
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Feb 28th, 2012
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Dakar – After days of predicting that he would win a third term with a crushing majority, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Monday acknowledged that he may not have won enough votes to avoid a runoff. The normally loquacious leader didn’t take questions and appeared subdued as he met...
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Feb 27th, 2012
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By Alpha Diedhiou Senegal has long been regarded by many observers as a democratic example in Africa. Despite the country being led by one political party – the Socialist Party – since independence, transfers of power have generally taken place in a relatively peaceful fashion. However, the country’s...
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Feb 23rd, 2012
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President Wade wants a third term in office over the dead bodies of Senegalese people. Yet this is the same man who has tried to identify with Pan-Africanism. After Sunday’s elections, popular struggles for a better Senegal will continue. Abdoulaye Wade is 85 years old. Or is it 86? Or 87? Who Knows?...
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Feb 9th, 2012
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Thies – Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade, facing a storm of criticism over his third term presidential bid, rallied voters in the city of Thies on Wednesday evening after days of opposition protests. About 5 000 supporters gathered in a square of the city 70km east of Dakar for the 85-year-oldR...
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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By Arame Tall The deadly violence that has broken out in Senegal seems surreal even to the most seasoned analysts of the West African nation’s political evolution. Angry Senegalese believe President Wade has executed a coup to stay in power. ‘Our Nation is going down that very ugly familiar lane… Whe...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal’s opposition plans to hold an illegal protest on Friday, stoking fears of violence as the nation braces for a ruling on whether leader Abdoulaye Wade, 85, can seek a disputed third term in office. Members of the international community have called for calm and respect of h...