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Senegal

Karim Meïssa Wade

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


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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...


Wade wants to stay on

Until mid-2010, observers wondered whether Wade would stand or hand the baton to his son, Karim Wade (AC Vol 51 No 15)...

All this fuels urban discontent and makes political progress harder for Karim Wade, whom the public identifies with grandiose projects...


Super-Minister Wade

President Abdoulaye Wade’s son, Karim Wade, already holds the Senegalese government’s most senior position, as what the Dakar press calls ‘Super-minister’ in charge of International Cooperation, Air Transport and Infrastructure...


He’s old but he’s running

Wade’s age and his future are central issues, giving an edge to debates over the role of his son Karim Wade, who heads a sprawling ministry combining international cooperation, regional development, infrastructure and air transport (see Box, Karim the successor)...

Karim Wade, who once worked in a London bank, was originally brought in to head an agency to build the infrastructure when Senegal hosted the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in 2008...


Wade’s one-man band

Power is concentrated in the hands of President Abdoulaye Wade; development strategy is led by his son, Karim Wade...


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