Karim 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 15th, 2013
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DAKAR — The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was given one month by the nation’s anti-corruption court Friday to explain how he had come by assets allegedly worth over one billion euros, judicial sources said. Karim Wade is alleged to own a number of foreign companies including...
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
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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
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2012
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Toby Leon Moorsom Macky Sall should be supported, but people should be suspicious and vigilant. He is, after all, Wade’s protégé. For peasants and petty traders living under feudal monarchies, the only thing worse than living with a plundering despotic king was not having one. When a king’...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Senegal’s octogenarian ruler, Abdoulaye Wade, has hit the brick wall in his attempt to extend his 12-year rule. He has been soundly trounced in Sunday’s Presidential run off. Even before the official results could be released to confirm his loss, he conceded defeat to his ri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2012
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The winner of Senegal’s presidential election, Macky Sall, has said the poll marks a “new era” for the country. He was speaking after his rival, current President Abdoulaye Wade, admitted defeat in Sunday’s run-off. Mr Wade’s bid for a third term in office sparked violen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2012
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By Alpha Diedhiou After weeks of violent protests against The Incumbent’s (President Abdoulaye Wade) third term the Senegalese have finally cast their votes in peace. A peaceful polling day highlights the democratic maturity of the Senegalese people who understood that casting a vote is the ultimate ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 25th, 2012
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Senegal votes in its most tumultuous polls yet on Sunday with 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term having sparked deadly protests in one of Africa’s most stable countries. The former French colony is one of the continent’s pioneer democracies, boasting an unbr...