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Senegal

Population: 15.41 mn.
GDP: $14.68 bn.
Debt: $6.63 bn.

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Fifty years on, forget the first forty

An enormous statue and some airbrushed history were President Wade’s tributes to 50 years of nationhood

Fifty years of independence, with no break in democratic rule, might seem a sufficient cause for celebration in Senegal. Yet President Abdoulaye Wade chose instead to celebrate his...


CDC goes offshore

A mining company in which the British government is the biggest shareholder is using Mauritius-registered front companies to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes on its minera...


The long shadow of dollar diplomacy

Five years after Senegal’s break in diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the island state which only has 23 diplomatic allies continues to haunt political life. At the heart of the ...


Wade dynasty

By promoting his son Karim Wade into the government of new Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye on 1 May, President Abdoulaye Wade has revived his project for a hereditary presid...


Une affaire de famille

Voters in the local elections have turned down President Wade’s political plans for himself and his son Karim

Disaster has struck President Abdoulaye Wade’s coalition, led by his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais, at the polls on 22 March. The rural, municipal and regional elections marked his...


Yom Ashura

Forgiveness and tolerance are key to Gambia and Senegal's celebration of the Islamic holy day of Yom Ashura (the tenth day of the Islamic New Year), this year on 8 January. In cont...


Wade's monumental error

A secret deal involving the sale of public land is financing an ugly statue and tourist centre, built under contract by a North Korean company

The latest grand projet from President Abdoulaye Wade - the US$30 million Monument de la Renaissance Africaine - has quickly become an extreme parody of bad government in the ey...


Wade's skyscraper legacy

Popular discontent and a lack of transparency threaten China's largest property development deal in West Africa

Kawsara in the Koran is one of the heavenly gardens promised to virtuous Muslims. In Dakar, it is the name of an ambitious property development, the Cité des Affaires Kaws...


The son also rises

The aged President is promoting a hereditary succession; the people would prefer affordable food

President Abdoulaye Wade took office in 2000, claiming democratic and economic credentials. Times have changed. After scandalous revelations about budgetary excess, his government&...


Local is national

The elections for local councils are about national issues and the opposition wants to make a point

At last Senegal's many opposition parties have decided to get together for local elections that are due on 18 May. Siggil Sénégal (Save Senegal), whose main component...


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