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Senegal

Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $15.9 bn.
Debt: $5.22 bn.

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Who loves ya, BBY?

Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne declared on 1 August that the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yakaar, which he managed, had swept the electoral board, taking 42 of S...


Majors push out the minnows

Big oil has moved in on Senegal's nascent gas sector, shouldering smaller players like Timis aside, albeit greatly to his profit

Rapid manoeuvring by some of the world's largest oil producers to take advantage of Senegal's resource boom appears to have removed maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis, the sel...


Macky challenger gaoled

Dakar's Mayor Khalifa Sall is in prison only because President Macky Sall fears his growing challenge to his power, say his supporters. The President's far more charismatic namesak...


Timis takes shine off boom

New oil and gas discoveries off Senegal's coast have seen oil majors circling as Frank Timis maintains an interest

The involvement of the maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal's oil industry and his cosy relationship with President Macky Sall's government has attracted renewed inte...


Mercy and Machiavelli

Pardoning Karim Wade weakens Macky Sall's political reform programme. But he has other aims, and other opponents

The release on 24 June of Karim Wade, son of the previous President, immediately stirred suspicion that President Macky Sall had one eye on next year's elections. Karim, 47, was pa...


Not the court of Africa

The President is proud of Senegal's role in hosting the Habré trial but does not want to set a precedent

Following the landmark trial in Dakar of Chadian former dictator Hissène Habré, President Macky Sall has played down suggestions that Senegal should now become the permanent home o...


Sall tries to look strong

Despite the success of some development projects, politics is stagnant and the economy still refuses to spring to life

On being elected in 2012, President Macky Sall promised to reduce the presidential term from seven to five years. His predecessor, Abdoulaye Wade, had said he would make that chang...


Timis under scrutiny

The USA may be stepping into the controversy over a mining tycoon and a presidential brother

The operations of entrepreneur Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal have come under scrutiny from the United States Department of Justice, Africa Confidential has learned. US federal pros...


Sall and the separatists

Casamance has long been one of the government’s worst headaches. A new approach promises change

President Macky Sall prides himself on his regional profile and holds the presidency of the Economic Community of West African States to prove it. The antithesis of the grandstand...


Students of separatism

Student protests at inadequate facilities are reminding many of the long-running and still unresolved campaign for Casamance's independence from Senegal. The University of Assane S...


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