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Karim Meïssa Wade

Date of Birth: 01/9/1968
Place of Birth: Paris


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Martyr or master-crook

Ndao's position had been fatally undermined when Karim Wade's most prominent co-defendant, Ibrahima Abou Khalil 'Bibo' Bourgi, flew to France for medical treatment on 1 October...


Taking a chance on Casamance

Now, supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade and his son Karim Wade, whose trial for the diversion of €178 million (US$184 mn...

They dismiss the case against Karim Wade as a political show trial and are trying to mobilise an alliance of opposition parties...


Man with a plan

It is this realisation that has prompted the main target, Karim Wade, to go on the attack...


Hunt loses momentum

The fraud and embezzlement case against Karim Wade, son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, has changed from an open-and-shut case into a legal labyrinth, thanks to the defendant's lawyers...


Shaky Sall seeks solace

Critical decisions over the future of legal action against Karim Wade are expected within days in Dakar, as Senegal’s anti-corruption court, the Cour de répression de l'enrichissement illicite (CREI), considers how to pursue its probe into the affairs of the man who controlled most major project expenditure during the latter years of his father’s presidency...

Her first government post was the Justice portfolio, overseeing the sensitive Hissène Habré and Karim Wade cases...


Presidential wobbles

PDS rallying around KarimThe former ruling party, Parti démocratique Sénégalais (PDS), has rallied around Karim Wade, son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade...

The Cour de répression de l’enrichissement illicite (CREI), a special anti-corruption court which is investigating charges against Karim Wade, wanted to place DP World Dakar in receivership, claiming that Wade was the owner of the company, a charge that DP World has consistently dismissed (AC Vol 54 No 9)...

Claims that have been made about Karim Wade’s wealth are dubious because they have only been leaked by police officers and members of the CREI who have been investigating him...

Yet the investigations, about which nothing is made formally public, could even link Karim Wade and/or his business partners with Sall himself...


Ex-Dauphin in the dock

Late in the evening of 17 April, Karim Wade, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade and ex-Minister for International Cooperation, Infrastructure, Air Transport and Energy, was taken to Dakar’s main Rebeuss prison on a charge of illicit enrichment...

During that time, Karim Wade may request and be granted provisional release...


Wade’s barons under scrutiny

His brief stint as President of the National Assembly ended in November 2008 after several run-ins with Wade’s son Karim Wade over the latter’s handling of the Agence nationale de l’organisation de la conférence islamique (ANOCI, AC Vol 53 No 14, Selected heads roll)...

The messiness of Wade’s last years in office – marked by power shortages, rising prices, vanity projects, corruption and an ever-expanding profile for Karim Wade – all helped Sall to victory in March 2012...

The principal targets of the CREI Prosecutor General, Alioune Ndao, are mostly from Wade’s inner circle: former ‘super minister’ Karim Wade; ex-Foreign Minister Madické Niang; Wade’s last Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye; Ousmane Ngom, for years Wade’s main Spokesman and Interior Minister (his wife has also faced enquiries); Abdoulaye Baldé, who graduated from a police and criminal justice background to become Secretary General of the Presidency, Mayor of Ziguinchor and Executive Director of ANOCI; Oumar Sarr, ex-Housing Minister and a controversial choice as post-election National Coordinator of the PDS; and former Energy Minister Samuel Sarr...

Supporters of Ngom, who has denounced the CREI as ‘anti-constitutional’, demonstrated outside the Colobane Gendarmerie when Karim Wade appeared there...


Selected heads roll

Having had responsibility for several major desks and departments, Karim Wade faces a tougher time...

ANOCI was then turned into the Ministry for Infrastructure, Air Transport and International Cooperation and in this capacity, Karim Wade was also responsible for the calamitous performance of the Société nationale d’électricité and the financing of the new Senegal Airlines, which is heavily in debt and nearly bankrupt (AC Vol 52 No 14, Power cuts without responsibility & Refineries and rivalries)...


President Sall’s priorities

This is despite the fact that they were signed off by Wade’s super-minister son Karim Wade, who was investigated for corruption over the management of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit in 2008...

The plant, which was also backed by Karim Wade, is due to be ready by 2015...


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