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Senegal

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

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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...


Socialists sack Sall

The trial of the mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, is tearing Senegal's oldest political party apart. On 30 December the Parti socialiste (PS) expelled 65 members for breaching discipl...


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...


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...


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