Senegalese Democratic Party

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
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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...
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
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 benim
In News
Dec 29th, 2011
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A high-profile opponent of Senegal’s president and ruling party, who is also a mayor of a suburb in the capital Dakar, was detained on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a fatal town hall shooting, his lawyer said. The arrest of Barthelemy Dias may stoke political tensions in the West Afr...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Nov 6th, 2010
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Senegal has been held up as one of Africa’s model democracies. It has an established multi-party system and a tradition of civilian rule. Although poverty is widespread and unemployment is high, the country has one of the region’s more stable economies. Overview For the Senegalese, politi...