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Vol 43 No 9

Published 3rd May 2002


Wade's wide world

Strong at international conferences, the President faces criticism at home

High on the world stage, President Abdoulaye Wade hosted on 14-15 April an ambitious investors' conference for the New Partnership for African Development (NePAD), while trying to help to broker a peace deal for Madagascar. Unhappily, Senegal's Assemblée Nationale was discussing, that same week, a censure motion against the government of Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye. The motion, submitted by Moussa Tine of the Alliance pour le Progrès et la Justice/Jef Jel, was duly thrown out but the grumbles behind it persist.

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