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Senegal

Senegal

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

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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...


Wade digs his heels in

The President shows a steely determination to get himself re-elected, leaving electors asking if the opposition can match him

The prospects for massively increased violence in Dakar are strong after several people died in the last days of January during opposition rallies against President Abdoulaye Wade....


President Sall’s priorities

Macky Sall is auditing the government of his predecessor and choosing which of his projects the new government will pursue

Macky Sall will celebrate his first 100 days in office in July. The new President is making discrete changes to relations with Asian countries established under his predecessor, Ab...


Macky Sall

President of Senegal

Macky Sall was sworn in as President on 2 April. His victory in the second-round runoff ended Abdoulaye Wade’s twelve years in power, along with his attempts to secure a third term...


N’Dour wades in

Against all the odds, the opposition is failing to challenge Wade seriously but the popular singer could make a difference

The entrance of international pop star, media mogul and child of the Dakar slums Youssou N'Dour on to the political stage has galvanised the race for the presidency and introduced ...


Don't call us

Rioting over power cuts and bids to change the constitution had already hurt President Abdoulaye Wade and his son Karim politically and now they seem also to have lost the confiden...


Power cuts without responsibility

Chaotic energy policy causes lengthy power cuts – and urban unrest

It is a symbol of the politics behind Senegal’s energy crisis. The North Korean-built African Renaissance monument on the hill above the darkened capital was bathed in light. Below...


Refineries and rivalries

The Chairman of the Board of the Société africaine de raffinage (SAR) is Serigne Mboup, a one-time ally of former Prime Minister Macky Sall, who is expected to challenge President ...


One day, son

On 22 June, President Abdoulaye Wade – officially 84 but probably nearer 90 – was about to propose a constitutional amendment to secure a guaranteed third term in February’s electi...


Wade wants to stay on

Wade looks to farm prices and prestige for electoral success

Despite a growing sense that he is losing his political touch, President Abdoulaye Wade is determined to stand in February’s presidential election, people close to him have told Af...


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