Uncertainty Grips Nation On Eve of Poll
Nation, 25 February 2012
Senegal was gripped by uncertainty on Saturday on the eve of its most troubled election since independence in which 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a controversial… Read more »
An invalided former soldier demonstrates against Wade's candidacy.
Three Scenarios for Sunday's Poll
African Arguments, 24 February 2012
Senegal has long been regarded by many observers as a democratic example in Africa. Despite the country being led by one political party - the Socialist Party - since independence,… Read more »
Scenes From a Presidential Election
RNW Africa, 25 February 2012
It's the time of endless promises: factories, bridges, schools, roads. The champion of promises is the head of state, president Abdoulaye Wade. 'I have two projects for you here.… Read more »
Will People Vote for Wade?
His opponents are accusing him of corruption and electoral fraud. Some believe that, at 86 or 90, he might be too old. Read more »
Abdoulaye Wade's Dance of Folly
This Day, 26 February 2012
Today, the people of Senegal will be going out to vote in a presidential election whose outcome is already predetermined by the incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade. At an official… Read more »
France Urges Wade to Pass On Power
RFI, 25 February 2012
France's Minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppé spoke out about Senegal on Saturday, ahead of the country's tense presidential elections. He said that another win by… Read more »
African Arguments, 25 February 2012
On 26th February Senegal will experience one of the most controversial and hotly contested presidential elections of its relatively long democratic history. Read more »
Wade Rejects Calls to Pull Out of Presidential Race
Monitor, 24 February 2012
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has rejected calls to withdraw his candidacy from the presidential race. Read more »
UN Human Rights Experts Stress Freedoms in Lead-Up to Presidential Poll
UN News, 24 February 2012
Two independent United Nations human rights experts today added their voices to UN calls for this Sunday's first round of presidential elections in Senegal to be as free, fair and… Read more »
Looking at President Wade's Reign
UNIRIN, 24 February 2012
As Senegalese presidential elections approach on 26 February, the grassroots M23 and "Y'en ai marre" ("Enough is enough") opposition movements continue to hold daily protests… Read more »
Elections - Is Wade Still Popular in the Suburbs?
RNW Africa, 24 February 2012
This week, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade visited the Dakar suburbs of Pikine and Guédiawaye. Seneweb journalist and Radio Netherlands Worldwide correspondent report… Read more »
Two Women Among 14 Candidates for President
IPS, 23 February 2012
There are two women among the 14 candidates contesting the first round of Senegalese presidential elections that will be held on Feb. 26. But according to several analysts, this… Read more »
Presidential Candidates Urged to Decry Political Violence
AI London, 24 February 2012
All Senegal's presidential candidates must urge calm among their supporters, Amnesty International said in a public appeal issued ahead of the first round of elections on Sunday,… Read more »
Wade supporters in Pikine.
Wade Ignores Obasanjo Call to Pull Out of Poll
Nation, 23 February 2012
Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has ignored appeals by former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw from the presidential race scheduled for Sunday. Read more »
Obasanjo Meets Senegalese Opposition
Daily Trust, 23 February 2012
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is in Senegal to observe and help mediate a solution to this weekend's contentious election, spent his first day in the country… Read more »
Ban Presses for Credible and Peaceful Presidential Elections
UN News, 23 February 2012
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed his hope that this weekend's presidential election in Senegal is peacefully and credibly staged after a campaign marred by several… Read more »
Twitter, the Anti-Wade Platform?
RNW Africa, 23 February 2012
"The social network Twitter is mostly a medium for urban youth. I am wondering if Wade, the president of Senegal, is aware of all the severe criticisms expressed against him on… Read more »
'The Web is Very, Very, Very Powerful'
RNW Africa, 22 February 2012
"I will vote for Wade, of course!" shouts Amadou, a young taxi driver, taking me to my hotel in downtown Dakar. "Wade has worked hard and that's how it works here." We drive past… Read more »
AU Deploys an Observers Mission to Senegal
African Union, 20 February 2012
African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping, has deployed an Observers Mission to Senegal within the context of the upcoming Presidential Elections to be held on 26… Read more »
General Obasanjo to Lead Joint AU-Ecowas Mission to Senegal
Ecowas, 19 February 2012
The 40th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has endorsed the dispatch of a Joint African Union-ECOWAS High- Level Mission to be led by… Read more »
Clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting against the candidature of President Abdoulaye Wade are escalating in the lead up to Sunday's election.
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