Abdoulaye Wade

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 15th, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal – A lawyer for the son of Senegal’s former president says his client has been taken into police custody. Karim Wade is believed to have amassed a personal fortune of more than $1.3 billion, and a special prosecutor has been investigating the possible embezzlement of state f...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Mar 4th, 2013
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Nine children have been killed by a fire at a Koranic school near the centre of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The blaze broke out as 45 children aged from six to 12 slept inside a single room with wooden walls and zinc roofing in the Medina district, witnesses said. A candle is thought to have caus...
By IndepthAfrica
In Senegal
Dec 5th, 2012
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So-called “ill-gotten gains” investigations are underway into several current and former ruling families from West and Central Africa. Senegal’s new government has launched a landmark investigation into several key figures from the former government, while justice officials in the U...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jul 26th, 2012
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Liberians are observing 165 years of independence Thursday. To mark the occasion, the Liberian Diaspora in the United States held a one-day symposium in Washington to discuss their role in the reconstruction and development of their country, and the importance of dual citizenship. Former Liberian for...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 5th, 2012
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Senegalese police again questioned the son and ex-minister of former president Abdoulaye Wade on… Senegalese police again questioned the son and ex-minister of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Thursday as part of a probe into the old regime, local media and sources said. Karim Wade spent abou...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 4th, 2012
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DAKAR — Senegalese President Macky Sall’s coalition won a landslide majority in legislative polls, swooping up 119 of 150 seats in the national assembly, according to official results published Wednesday. Former president Abdoulaye Wade’s Senegalese Democratic Party, which had dominated t...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 7th, 2012
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Amy Niang The most salient outcome of the presidential elections in Senegal is a heightened, irreversible sense of empowerment; the notion that ordinary people constitute the first and most important institution in a democracy. After months of tension, fuelled by ex-President Abdoulaye Wade’s obstina...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2012
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“If our political parties fail, our democracy will suffer.” – Michael J.K. Bokor, Ghanaian assistant professor of English at Long Island University, USA By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong Forget about the democratic hiccup in Mali, once of one of Africa’s emerging democracies. Or the fact that Mauritius is...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 4th, 2012
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Senegal’s newly elected President Macky Sall has named his first cabinet just two days being sworn into office. Senegalese state television announced late Wednesday the president has appointed music icon Youssou Ndour to the culture and tourism ministry and former banker Amadou Kane to the fina...