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Vol 43 No 13

Published 28th June 2002


Senegal

Wage inflation

Senegal's 1-0 quarter-final defeat by Turkey this week means that an African soccer team has not yet reached a World Cup semi-final (Cameroon lost a 1990 quarter-final to England). Still, much of the world rejoiced with President Abdoulaye Wade that Senegal had 'entered the era of the Senegal that wins, in the ballot boxes and on the sports field.' It was a remarkable first-time performance for a team that had not even got an official kit supplier before the World Cup draw.

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