Anti-graft judges to rule on Wade's son

2014-04-16 19:15

Judges in Senegal are deliberating on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.

Senegal ex-leader's son on remand

2013-04-18 13:11

The son of Senegal former leader Abdoulaye Wade is in jail after being charged with corruption over the amassing of a fortune valued at more than $1bn, a source says.

Senegal ex-president's son arrested

2013-04-15 22:10

The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has been arrested in Dakar hours after filing a dossier of his assets, valued at more than $1bn, to the nation's anti-corruption court.

Senegal ex-leader's son quizzed on graft

2012-11-22 22:32

The son of Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade has been summoned for questioning over graft claims against him for the fourth time this year, say a source close to the investigation.

Big polls win for Senegal presidential camp

2012-07-04 21:55

Senegalese President Macky Sall's coalition has won a landslide majority in legislative polls, swooping up 119 of 150 seats in the national assembly, according to official results.

Senegal ex-minister in police custody

2012-06-21 21:26

Senegal's former interior minister Ousmane Ngom has been held in police custody after his arrest which is believed to be linked to a probe by the new regime into corruption by former officials.

Senegal poll campaign, opposition unhappy

2012-06-10 22:25

Campaigning has begun in Senegal ahead of next month's legislative polls, with the former ruling party crying foul over corruption probes launched against key members after the election of President Macky Sall.

Senegal's Sall sworn in as president

2012-04-02 15:09

Senegal's new president Macky Sall, 50, has been sworn in after a crushing election victory over outgoing leader Abdoulaye Wade

Senegal polls fair, transparent – Ecowas

2012-03-27 12:30

The weekend run-off presidential vote in Senegal in which opposition Macky Sall beat incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, was fair and transparent, the Ecowas observer mission says.

Sall hails new era after poll victory

2012-03-27 09:24

Senegal's Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over a veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in a presidential poll lauded by the world as an example for African democracy.

Senegal pins its hopes on Sall after polls

2012-03-26 11:37

Thousands of people partying in Dakar Senegal are pinning their hopes on Macky Sall after he defeated Abdoulaye Wade in a hotly contended presidential elections.

Senegal votes in tight run-off poll

2012-03-25 17:41

Senegalese have voted in a run-off election in which the 85-year-old incumbent Abdoulaye Wade is fighting off a mass opposition effort to foil his controversial bid for a third term.

Senegal's music star hits campaign trail

2012-03-19 10:14

Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour, who has lent his golden voice to politics, has hit the campaign trail a week before run-off polls to rally support for presidential challenger Macky Sall.

Elections: Senegal opposition join forces

2012-03-12 07:42

Senegal's opposition has joined forces in a mass rally to block 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade from landing a third in office and back challenger Macky Sall.

Date set for Senegal presidential runoff

2012-03-06 09:02

Election officials have set March 25 as the date for Senegal’s presidential runoff after no one among the candidates won more than 50% of the vote in the first round of elections on February 26.

UN wants 'responsibility' in Senegal vote

2012-03-02 07:42

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for "civic responsibility" in Senegal ahead of the second round of an increasingly bitter presidential election.

Senegal vote: Wade humiliated

2012-03-01 09:21

Published Senegalese presidential election results have dealt a humiliating blow to Senegal's aging leader, who had boasted that he would win the race outright.

Observers question lack of results in Senegal

2012-02-28 17:16

European Union observers are questioning the lack of real-time results after a tense Senegal election.

Senegalese election - Wade slipping

2012-02-27 21:22

Senegal voters have dealt a humiliating blow to veteran President Abdoulaye Wade's controversial bid for a third term, with early unofficial results showing a second-round run-off likely.


Senegal elections

2012-02-27 12:55

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade is in a tight race with his main rival Macky Sall, according to early unofficial tallies from the most contentious poll in the west African state's recent history.

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Senegal awaits results after election

2012-02-27 07:40

Senegal is awaiting results after an election in which incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who is seeking to extend his rule with a disputed third term, was greeted by jeers as he cast his ballot.

Wade booed in his home precinct

2012-02-26 16:15

Crowds have loudly booed Senegal's 85-year-old president as he went to vote in his home precinct.

Election: Senegal gripped by uncertainty

2012-02-25 16:16

Senegal is gripped by uncertainty on the eve of its most troubled election since independence in which 85-year-old Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a controversial third term in office.

Obasanjo meets with Senegal govt

2012-02-24 07:50

Nigeria’s former president has met with Senegalese opposition leaders, including pop star and former president aspirant Youssou Ndour, in an effort to broker a solution to the country’s political malaise.

Senegal's Ndour injured during rally

2012-02-22 09:25

Senegalese musician and opposition activist Youssou Ndour has been injured in the leg after being hit by a projectile at the scene of a banned rally in Dakar, his entourage says.


Wade pursued over unpaid car bill

2013-04-23 11:05

A Paris company that rents out luxury cars is pursuing former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade over €350 000 in allegedly unpaid bills, its owner says.

Wade's son charged with corruption

2013-04-18 07:59

The son of Senegal's former leader Abdoulaye Wade has been charged with corruption by detectives investigating his vast fortune, valued at more than $1bn, his lawyer says.

18 pilgrims killed in Senegal road crash

2013-01-02 16:26

A minibus and a coach packed with pilgrims have collided in western Senegal, killing at least 18 people and leaving another 16 wounded, say emergency services.

Senegal cops again quiz Wade's son

2012-07-06 12:13

Senegalese police have again questioned the son and ex-minister of former president Abdoulaye Wade as part of a probe into the old region, reports say.

Senegal's Sall seen winning parly vote

2012-07-02 07:47

A coalition backing new Senegalese President Macky Sall is poised to win majority seats in parliament, according to provisional results after legislative elections in the west African country.

Senegal's ex-president Wade not retiring

2012-06-18 21:57

Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, 86, who lost a controversial re-election bid in March, will not be retiring from politics, an interview says.

Youssou Ndour handed post in Senegal govt

2012-04-05 07:40

Senegal's newly elected President Macky Sall has named his first government, handing the culture and tourism ministry post to music star Youssou Ndour, a report says.

Senegal's Sall readies new govt

2012-03-27 15:08

Senegal’s president-elect Macky Sall is preparing to take power after defeating veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade at the polls, leading to a smooth handover hailed as a democratic example for Africa.

Senegal polls 'a lesson for African leaders'

2012-03-27 10:26

Former Nigerian leader Olesegun Obasanjo says Senegal's election, in which incumbent Abdoulaye Wade accepted defeat gracefully, is an example all African leaders should follow.

Senegalese vote 'a hopeful sign'

2012-03-27 07:52

World leaders and international observers have lauded Senegal’s presidential runoff election, saying that the country's peaceful vote and its quick resolution provides hope in the region long beset by coups.

Wade accepts defeat, congratulates Sall

2012-03-26 07:34

Thousands of people are celebrating in the streets of Dakar after Senegal’s president Abdoulaye Wade admitted defeat in his bid for a third term, scotching fears he would try to hang on to power.

Sall: Fallen political star back on the rise

2012-03-22 11:57

Macky Sall shot to political stardom to become Senegal’s prime minister before falling out with his mentor President Abdoulaye Wade, whom he is set to face in his first shot at the presidency.

Senegalese concerned over poll violence

2012-03-14 22:36

The Senegalese Human Rights League has expressed concern over violence during the electoral campaign ahead of a run-off election on March 25.

Senegal releases first round poll results

2012-03-06 23:01

Senegal's Constitutional Court has released the final results for the West African country's first round of presidential elections.

Another boost for Senegal's Sall

2012-03-02 22:16

Senegal opposition candidate Macky Sall has won a major boost in his bid to oust President Abdoulaye Wade, securing the endorsement of the man who came third in the first round.

Senegal - Youssou Ndour backs Macky Sall

2012-03-01 18:11

Senegal's music icon Youssou Ndour has thrown his weight behind presidential hopeful Macky Sall in his bid to thwart Abdoulaye Wade's bid to win a third term in a run-off election next month.

Senegal opposition: Reduce term to 5yrs

2012-03-01 08:17

Leading Senegalese opposition candidate Macky Sall says if he wins a presidential runoff next month he will revise the constitution to reduce the presidential term from seven to five years.

Senegal president agrees to runoff

2012-02-28 08:32

Days of predicting that he would win a third term, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has conceded that he may not have won enough votes to avoid a runoff.

Wade facing run-off in tight election

2012-02-27 13:47

Senegal is looking ahead for a second round of voting in unofficial results from a fraught in which President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a disputed third term.

'Tight race' in Senegal election

2012-02-27 11:41

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade is in a tight race with main rival Macky Sall, according to early unofficial tallies from the most contentious poll in the west African state, signalling a run-off between the former allies.

Vote count begins in Senegal

2012-02-26 22:14

Election monitors in Senegal are counting ballots from a vote that has tested the nation's image as one of the continent's oldest and most robust democracies.

Wade: Africa envoy seeks compromise

2012-02-25 22:17

Africa's top envoy has proposed Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade retire in two years if he is re-elected, in a bid to stamp out tensions on the eve of the nation's most contentious polls yet.

Senegalese women warn Wade

2012-02-25 08:10

Senegal's presidential candidates have held their final rallies, as women warned the country's president that he is breaching the rules of the country's constitution by running a third time.

Nothing should destroy Senegal – Obasanjo

2012-02-23 07:47

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who is in Senegal to observe this weekend’s contentious election, has met opposition candidates in an effort to mediate a growing political standoff in that country.

Obasanjo heads to Senegal to calm tension

2012-02-22 07:57

Africa's top envoy is expected in Senegal ahead of tense weekend polls, with the opposition hoping he can talk 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade out of seeking a third term.

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