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Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $15.9 bn.
Debt: $5.22 bn.

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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Timis under scrutiny

The USA may be stepping into the controversy over a mining tycoon and a presidential brother

The operations of entrepreneur Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal have come under scrutiny from the United States Department of Justice, Africa Confidential has learned. US federal pros...

Sall and the separatists

Casamance has long been one of the government’s worst headaches. A new approach promises change

President Macky Sall prides himself on his regional profile and holds the presidency of the Economic Community of West African States to prove it. The antithesis of the grandstand...

Students of separatism

Student protests at inadequate facilities are reminding many of the long-running and still unresolved campaign for Casamance's independence from Senegal. The University of Assane S...

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...

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