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Senegal

Senegal

Population: 15.85 mn.
GDP: $16.38 bn.
Debt: $8.89 bn.

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Opposition out of sorts

Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's imposition of his son Karim as his number two and de facto leader of his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais (PDS) has provoked a deep split in the movement...


An oily threat to Sall

Hotly-denied suggestions that officials were paid for awarding oil concessions are causing trouble for the President

Ever since BBC television's Panorama current affairs programme revealed apparent evidence that controversial British-based Australian/Romanian businessman Vasile Frank Timis made m...

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Pushing out the privateers

Oil majors are returning to the Senegal basin, and long-time local dealmakers like Frank Timis are gradually being eased out

BP has cemented its interest in the Senegal basin by sweeping up two disputed oil blocks off the coast of Gambia previously held by Norway-listed Africa Petroleum as a raft of incr...


Sall romps home

President Macky Sall took 59% of the vote in the presidential election, making a second round unnecessary. Veteran politician Idrissa Seck came a poor second with 21% and radical c...


Macky wants first round KO

Having virtually obliterated the opposition, the President is banking on winning the poll in the first round

President Macky Sall may be about to pick up an unlikely gift from an old foe. In protest at the exclusion of his son Karim as a presidential candidate – because of an unpaid...


Sall campaign 'fakes news'

The run-up to the 2019 presidential elections has seen unprecedented amounts of fake news and smear campaigns against all the candidates, but none have been quite as bizarre as the...


Sall safe for second term

The President is a shoo-in for re-election, but then he will have to make good on his grandiose promises

President Macky Sall is unlikely to need a second round to secure re-election in February. He has the advantage of incumbency in a much-reduced field of candidates, following the p...


A well-oiled machine

The President deflects criticisms of the management of oil resources while deftly removing all credible challengers to his re-election

The flies are buzzing around Senegal's highly promising offshore fields even though there have been no major announcements of new oil and gas discoveries in 2018. The juniors have ...


President plays by his rules

Opposition leaders accuse Macky Sall of bending the law courts to his advantage as the opposition flounders in the lead-up to elections

With just seven months to go to Senegal's next presidential election, the political mood remains sour as opponents accuse President Macky Sall of manipulating the judicial system t...


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