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Vol 54 No 14

Published 5th July 2013


Presidential wobbles

The Obama visit was a welcome distraction for an increasingly shaky President Macky Sall, who is finding political support hard to maintain

President Macky Sall needs money. On his recent travels to Qatar, Gabon and Northern Ireland, where he attended the Group of Eight Summit in June as head of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), he will have been marshalling support for his National Economic Development Strategy 2013 –2017, and for a World Bank consultative meeting in Paris in October, where he will meet major donors. Sall’s government needs better growth figures than the 3.7% delivered in 2012.

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