ARTICLES RELATING TO SENEGAL ELECTIONS 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senegal riots intensify before election

2012-02-20 07:36

Protesters demanding the departure of Senegal's aging president have seized control of a three-block stretch in the heart of the capital as demonstrations intensify just days before a contentious presidential poll.

 

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.

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.

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.

Senegal: Man dies in Dakar clash

2012-02-20 12:50

A Senegalese man has died in a Dakar suburb after he was accidentally wounded during clashes between police and protestors, a religious leader says.

Senegal protest: 2 rappers arrested

2012-02-17 07:53

Senegalese police have moved in to arrest two rappers who are part of a group that organised demonstrations being held one week before the country’s presidential election.

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