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Presidential wobbles

The Obama visit was a welcome distraction for an increasingly shaky President Macky Sall, who is finding political support hard to maintain

President Macky Sall needs money. On his recent travels to Qatar, Gabon and Northern Ireland, where he attended the Group of Eight Summit in June as head of the New Partnership for...

The gay elephant

Homosexuality is illegal and subject to aggressive public hostility in Senegal, and with the United States having so recently legally enabled gay marriage, it was an elephant in th...

Clean sweep slows down

President Macky Sall is under fire as he casts about for an alliance to meet the coming electoral challenges

The 65% of the vote which carried President Macky Sall to victory over Abdoulaye Wade in March last year was always about who he wasn’t, not who he was. Sall made many election pro...

Wade’s barons under scrutiny

Those who said new President Sall was too compromised to go after crooks from Wade’s time in office have been proved wrong

The novelty of being invited at all times of the day and night to turn up at the Gendarmerie in Colobane wore off long ago for former ministers and other senior figures from the Pa...

Selected heads roll

After Macky Sall’s presidential victory, the judiciary are targetting many of his predecessor’s business and religious friends

No witch-hunt. That was Macky Sall’s message after he won a resounding mandate with two-thirds of the vote in the presidential run-off in March. Now he hopes he has extended his po...

Senegal ousts Wade

Dakar’s streets were just as joyful as those of Bamako at the fall of their long-term leader, although Senegalese were relieved that the agent of change was electoral and peaceful....

Habre hangs on

Macky Sall’s election as President of Senegal has caused many to wonder if Chad’s ex-President Hissène Habré will still be welcome.

Wade poll shock

President Abdoulaye Wade’s failed to clear the 50% hurdle in the first round of the presidential election on 26 February and must slug it out again on 18 March.

Wade rallies

After looking distinctly lacklustre in recent weeks, President Abdoulaye Wade’s prospects for re-election have brightened considerably while the opposition looks divided and riot p...

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