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Abdoulaye Wade

Date of Birth: 29/05/1926


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Sall safe for second term

He has the advantage of incumbency in a much-reduced field of candidates following the publication of the Constitutional Council's 3 January decision to accept just five: the incumbent; former president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim Wade; the rising opposition firebrand Ousmane Sonko; Dakar's jailed former mayor Khalifa Sall; and the virtually unknown Issa Sall who leads the University of the Sahel (AC Vol 58 No 16 Who loves ya BBY...

In November last year Aly Ngouille Ndiaye Senegal's former Minister for Mines and now Interior Minister announced an inquiry into the finances of both Y'en a marre (the hip-hop-driven movement which opposed Abdoulaye Wade's failed bid for a third term in 2012 and historically the reason why Sall is in power today) and its foreign supporters some of whom have been forced to stop working in Senegal...


A well-oiled machine

Petro-Tim obtained a licence to prospect for oil in the Cayar Offshore Profond and Saint Louis Offshore Profond from the then President Abdoulaye Wade's son Infrastructure and Energy minister Karim Wade in 2012...


Not lacking convictions

Meanwhile Karim Wade – son of former President Abdoulaye Wade – insists he will return from Qatar to campaign for the presidency...


President plays by his rules

The government has also faced loud complaints by the opposition since it announced that Karim Wade the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade and designated presidential candidate of the Parti démocratique sénégalais (PDS) is not on the electoral roll...

In the July 2017 legislative elections Khalifa's Mankoo Taxawu Senegaal movement – piloted from his prison cell – failed to agree an alliance with Abdoulaye Wade's Coalitiongagnante Wattu Senegaal and ended up with a mere seven seats in the National Assembly narrowly defeated by the government even in Dakar...


Ely Calil, 1945-2018

Later he became an advisor to President Abdoulaye Wade in Senegal (2000-12) and friend of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville...


Who loves ya, BBY?

Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's Coalition Gagnante/Wattu Senegaal took Mbacké/Touba where he counted on his friendship with the Mouride Sufi Brotherhood leaders to deliver the vote (AC Vol 55 No 12 The Caliph's council)...


Majors push out the minnows

It had signed the Rufisque contract in 2011 with the government of the then President Abdoulaye Wade...


Macky challenger gaoled

Earlier this year Khalifa promised to present a list of parliamentary candidates and began friendly overtures towards his one-time foes followers of former President Abdoulaye Wade and his Parti démocratique sénégalais...


Timis's seam of woe

The deal was arranged with Oil and Energy Minister at the time Karim Wade son of the then President Abdoulaye Wade...


Mercy and Machiavelli

The conciliatory gesture could help to reunite the liberal part of the electorate which is currently divided between Sall's Alliance pour la République Idrissa Seck's Rewmi ('Country' in Wolof) and the Parti démocratique sénégalais (PDS) founded by Wade's father ex-President Abdoulaye Wade and of which Karim is to be the Presidential candidate...

It approved Abdoulaye Wade's questionable bid for a third term in 2012 and controversially insisted that Sall should serve a full term of seven years until 2019 instead of seeking re-election next year as he had promised (AC Vol 53 No 3 Wade digs his heels in)...

Triumphant in 2002 when the 'blue wave' of the Sopi coalition crushed all before it the PDS won just 15% of the vote and 12 seats out of 150 in the Assemblée Nationale in 2012 a victim of the public's disillusionment with Abdoulaye Wade...


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