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Senegal

Senegal

Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $15.9 bn.
Debt: $5.22 bn.
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President Macky Sall must prove to a sceptical public that his policies are working. Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's attempts to get his son Karim out of gaol and cleared of corruption charges risk distracting and embarrassing the government.

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Passport to penury

Senegal's visa requirement, in force since 1 July 2013, will end on 1 May, President Macky Sall announced at the 4 April Independence celebrations. It may be a welcome surprise for...


Karim's presidential appeal

The most difficult dossier that the new Supreme Court President, Mamadou Badio Camara, has to deal with is the appeal by Karim Wade against his conviction for illicit enrichment.


Sall clears the decks

Macky Sall is holding a referendum on returning the presidential term to five years. That will mean an election in 2017

President Macky Sall's re-election campaign is already commanding his agenda. He has confirmed that a referendum on reducing the presidential mandate from seven to five years will ...


Martyr or master-crook

The trial of former President Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim Meïssa Wade, which began in July, has been adjourned until 22 December after briefly resuming on 1 December. The anti-...


Taking a chance on Casamance

Armed with a development plan and secretive mediators, the President thinks he can pacify the troubled region

The fractious politics of Casamance are holding up President Macky Sall's grand economic plans as he tries to relaunch his battered government. He believes that a breakthrough in t...


Macky the knife

President Macky Sall responded to his coalition’s poor showing in the 29 June local elections by sacking Prime Minister Aminata Touré and several other ministers. The ...


The Caliph's council

In defiance of a 2010 law stipulating equal numbers of both sexes, the candidates' list for the 29 June municipal elections in the holy city of Touba includes no women. The city is...


Man with a plan

A grand economic strategy is unlikely to help Macky Sall win popularity as well as revitalise the economy – some doubt it can do either

The latest development plan from President Macky Sall, the Plan Sénégal émergent (PSE), has won praise from leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...


An early test

Local elections will show whether Macky Sall’s party can stand on its own. He must deliver on his promises to improve water and power supplies

Scheduled for 29 June, the local elections will be the first popularity test for President Macky Sall’s government since his election in March 2012. The mayor’s job is ...


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