Wade

By IndepthAfrica
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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 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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Apr 7th, 2012
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The AU and ECOWAS need to act consistently and decisively to protect and uphold democracy when it is threatened by either military or civilian coups. In the last two weeks Africa’s democracy encountered two major events. In Senegal, a new President Macky Sall emerged after a failed ‘civilian coup’ st...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2012
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Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour has been appointed the country’s new tourism and culture minister in President Macky Sall’s cabinet, according to a decree issued on Wednesday night. The Grammy-award winning singer, a fierce critic of former leader Abdoulaye Wade who hung up his microph...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2012
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By Amy Niang After months of tension, fuelled by ex-President Abdoulaye Wade’s obstinate bid for a third term, there is a great sigh of relief that Senegal has managed peacefully to elect a new president. Most western countries and international representations had advised their nationals and employe...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...