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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...
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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 2nd, 2012
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DAKAR, Senegal—Senegal’s longtime president took office in 2000 before thousands gathered at a sports stadium. New President Macky Sall, by comparison, held a his short inauguration ceremony Monday in a tent on a hotel lawn. Thousands then followed his procession through the capital after the s...
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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 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’...
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Mar 27th, 2012
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Dakar – World leaders and international observers on Monday lauded Senegal’s presidential runoff election, saying that the country’s peaceful vote and its quick resolution provided hope in a region long beset by coups and strongman rule. In a surprise move just hours after polls clo...
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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...