Senegal: Violence Spreads Ahead of Poll

Clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting against the candidature of President Abdoulaye Wade are escalating in the lead up to Sunday's election.


A protestor being taken away by police.

  • Senegal:   New Protest Planned As Election Looms

    allAfrica, 20 February 2012

    Senegal faces a tense build-up to the presidential election next Sunday, with opposition candidates planning new protests in the wake of a week of clashes on the streets of the… Read more »

  • Senegal:   Violence Continues in Lead-Up to Polls

    RNW Africa, 19 February 2012

    In the early morning of Saturday 18 February, the office of a local branch of the Parti Démocratique Sénégalais of President Abdoulaye Wade was ransacked and… Read more »

  • Senegal:   Electoral Process Fraught With Violence

    Independent (Kampala), 16 February 2012

    Senegal is bracing for more protests, stoking fears of further violence following the deaths of three people in riots over octogenarian President Abdoulaye Wade's plans to seek a… Read more »


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