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Vol 57 No 14

Published 8th July 2016


Mercy and Machiavelli

Pardoning Karim Wade weakens Macky Sall's political reform programme. But he has other aims, and other opponents

The release on 24 June of Karim Wade, son of the previous President, immediately stirred suspicion that President Macky Sall had one eye on next year's elections. Karim, 47, was pardoned after serving three years of a six-year sentence for corruption.

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