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Karim Meïssa Wade

Date of Birth: 1 September 1968
Place of Birth: Paris


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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...


Macky Sall

Sall had called on the President’s son Karim Wade to respond to questions in the National Assembly of which Sall was then President...


Indian mining houses struggle for contracts

Senegalese Mining Minister Abdoulaye Baldé who is close to presidential son and super-minister Karim Wade announced in late October that the government and ArcelorMittal would not be able to reconcile over the company’s failure to develop the mine since the award of the contract in 2007 (AAC Vol 2 No 9 Mittal's meltdown)...


N’Dour wades in

Sall and Seck are former prime ministers and were heirs apparent before their fall from grace: Sall for challenging presidential son Karim Wade over the Organisation of the Islamic Conference fiasco in 2008 (AC Vol 52 No 14 Refineries and rivalries) and Seck after he was accused of stealing 17 billion CFA francs (US$34...

However he was damaged by local newspaper reports that when the 23 June riots were going on he was in Paris negotiating for Karim Wade to join his ticket as vice-presidential candidate...

However under Karim Wade's Plan Takkal expensive short-term loans from banks have covered fuel supplies for the generating plant ensuring 35 days' supply and an 80-megawatt power surplus instead of a 64 MW deficit...


Don't call us

During the rioting on 27 June Karim Wade fearing a revolution telephoned the uncrowned king of Françafrique the lawyer Robert Bourgi pleading for French military intervention (AC Vol 52 No 13 One day son)...


Power cuts without responsibility

During the clashes in Dakar and other towns angry crowds also set fire to buses and ransacked the home of presidential spokesman Serigne Mbacke Ndiaye a friend of presidential son Karim Wade...

Karim Wade whose ministerial portfolios include Energy said on 28 June that industrial action by workers in the Syndicat unique des travailleurs de l’électricité (Sutélec) trades union had caused a shortage of fuel for the power plant and thus the outages...

Karim Wade announced that the FSE funds had financed a contract with International Trading Oil and Commodities to buy 33 000 tonnes of diesel per month for its generators for July August and September...

The deal was signed between SBG and Karim Wade before he was Energy Minister and without any competitive bidding process a common feature of the government’s past energy deals...


Refineries and rivalries

Wade then fell out with Sall and sacked him making him instead President of the National Assembly a post he promptly lost when he asked Karim Wade to explain the lavish spending on Dakar’s hosting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit in 2008...


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