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Senegal

Senegal

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

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Passion for change

President Diouf faces a second round of polling and the opposition scents victory

Changement was on everyone's lips during the presidential campaign. And change is indeed happening in Senegal. For the first time, the man who has led one of Africa's oldest democr...


Positively 4th street

President Abdou Diouf's plans for a fourth term in office face two big obstacles in the 27 February elections: growing militancy and coordination among the opposition parties and F...


Au secours!

Commerce Minister Khalifa Sall amazed British business audiences in Belfast, Glasgow and London by saying he wanted Senegal to be 'saved' from the influence of Paris. More conventi...


Presidential field

The arrival of a contingent of Legionnaires in the latest French troop rotation raised eyebrows in Dakar. A presidential election is due next February and the country has a histor...


Treaty testing

As regional diplomats struggled to negotiate a truce on 3 February, the French-backed peacekeeping initiative, Renforcement des Capacités Africaines en Maintien de la Paix ...


Pre-millenial tension

A military adventure abroad and political squabbles at home

By sending Senegalese soldiers into Guinea-Bissau, President Abdou Diouf has muddied the pool of Dakar’s politics. The bitter rebellion in the southern province of Casamance made l...


Children of '68

Like many of their counterparts elsewhere, the rebels of '68 have joined the system

Senegal's energetic media have been painting the general elections of 24 May as a rendez-vous with history. It's the thirtieth anniversary of May '68, when Senegalese students and ...


Rules of the game

Popular pressure chips away at (democratic) one-party rule while rebels mine Casamance


Targeting Club Med

Every one of nearly 400 beds at the beautiful Club Mediterranée at Cap Skirring, near the Guinea-Bissau border, was full for Christmas. But guests were taken aback by notices warni...


Deft Diouf

The municipal elections may comfort the opposition without shaking the President

Elections in Senegal tend to breed crises. In 1983, 1988 and 1993, they ended in violence and gaol for opposition politicians. No such fireworks are expected at the municipal polls...


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