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Vol 49 No 18

Published 5th September 2008


Senegal

The son also rises

The aged President is promoting a hereditary succession; the people would prefer affordable food

President Abdoulaye Wade took office in 2000, claiming democratic and economic credentials. Times have changed. After scandalous revelations about budgetary excess, his government’s competence and honesty are being questioned. Secondly, he seeks to extend his term from five to seven years, to ease the accession of his son, Karim Wade.

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