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  1. Is electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa overreported? This new book looks at the data.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Washington Post

    ... was the planning and purpose of the violence. In Senegal, protesters were angry with the incumbent Abdoulaye Wade regime for manipulating the election in an attempt to remain in power beyond the two-term constitutional limit. These protesters ...

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  2. Senegal: Why Did President Sall Pardon a Rival Convicted of Embezzling Millions?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... on charges of high-level corruption, was granted a presidential pardon. Wade, the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade, had been serving a six-year sentence for illegally accumulating over $200 million during his father's rule. But having served ...

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  3. Senegal: Dakar's Municipal Bond Issue - a Tale of Two CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... and considers the ramifications of the central government blocking the initiative. During the 2000s President Abdoulaye Wade sought to establish Dakar as a major investment destination and transform it into a "world-class" city. A massive ...

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  4. Senegal ex-leader son freed from jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    The son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has been freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, the government has said. The BBC's Maud Jullien reports from the capital, Dakar, that Mr Sall freed Karim Wade following pressure from influential religious leaders who felt the move would enhance national unity in the West African state.

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  5. Senegal: Former Senegal president's Released from PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    Karim Wade, the convicted son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, has been released from prison in Senegal after being granted a presidential pardon. He was initially sentenced in 2012 to six years in prison and a fine of $240m for illegally accumulating at least $200m while serving as a minister during his father's 12-year rule.

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  6. Son of ex-Senegal president 'freed'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | New Vision

    ... not lose hope". Wade was appointed the presidential candidate for the PDS, which is still led by his father Abdoulaye Wade, days before his conviction. In his statement on Friday he said he had "complete confidence" in his party, asking for ...

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  7. Son of ex-Senegal president released early from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Erie Times News

    The former Cabinet minister has long been a divisive figure in Senegal. He became so powerful under his father, ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, that Senegalese derisively referred to him as "Minister of the Sky and the Earth" and critics feared he was being groomed as a possible successor.

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  8. Senegal: Karim Wade released from prison on presidential pardonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Jurist

    [JURIST] Karim Wade, son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade [BBC backgrounder], was released from prison on Friday following a presidential pardon by President Macky Sall [BBC backgrounder]. Wade, who served three years of his six-year ...

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  9. Senegal says ex-president Wade's son freed after graft pardonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Peninsula

    This file photo taken on October 30, 2008 shows the son of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Karim Wade, taking part in a ceremony marking the renovation of the christian cemetery in the capital Dakar. AFP / GEORGES GOBET Dakar: Senegalese President Macky Sall has pardoned Karim Wade, the divisive son of his predecessor and a former minister who was convicted of graft offences in March 2015, the justice ministry said Friday.

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  10. Senegal: Karim Wade released from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    Karim Wade was sentenced to six years in prison and heavily fined for illegally accumulating at least $200m during his father's rule [File: AFP] Karim Wade, the convicted son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, has been released from prison in Senegal after being granted a presidential pardon. He was initially sentenced in 2012 to six years in prison and a fine of $240m for illegally accumulating at least $200m while serving as a minister during his father's 12-year rule.

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  11. Why Nana Addo won't bBe 3rd time luckyRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | GhanaWeb

    ... towards his ambition will show that it's utterly at variance with the personalities of late Prof Mills, Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, General Buhari of Nigeria and even former President Kufuor, among others who were 3rd time lucky. While the ...

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  12. Africa: Chad's Ex-Leader Hissene Habre Convicted - Can Africa Solve Its Own Problems?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... unwilling to adjudge him because of cordial relationship that existed between the former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade and Habre. But because of pressure from the international community and AU, in particular, ultimately an agreement was reached ...

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  13. Chad: Judgment On Habre Sets Good PrecedentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... in exile in Senegal where he resided in an elegant villa. Habre was shielded by former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade. Wade made no attempt to prosecute Habre, despite a mandate Senegal had received from the African Union in 2006 to open ...

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  14. African Leaders Tackle Desertification to Counter Poverty, InsecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Voice of America

    ... Great Green Wall concept was first proposed in 2005. It was then championed by former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade. The project would entail planting thousands of kilometers of trees and shrubbery from Senegal to Djibouti to stop the southern ...

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  15. Herea s everything you need to know about Senegala s recent referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... elections or constitutional referenda. Most recently, Sall became president in 2012, after defeating Abdoulaye Wade, who was pursuing a constitutionally controversial third term. After being denied approval from the National Assembly to run for a ...

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  16. Senegal: A Referendum of ContentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... another important political event that dates back to 2011 when, contrary to his promises, former President Abdoulaye Wade had contended for a third term. He was defeated by Macky Sall. In mid-January, in preparation for the March referendum, Sall ...

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  17. Senegal: Macky Sall - Unstuck Over Constitutional Reform?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    ... denounced by critics as a cop-out. The Senegalese are used to wearisome presidents. Macky Sall's predecessor, Abdoulaye Wade, severely tried the patience of the electorate when he extended the constitutional limit on presidential terms from five to ...

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  18. Senegal votes on referendum to reduce presidential termRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... 155 kilometers (96 miles) southeast of Dakar. Senegal's seven-year term was set under the previous president, Abdoulaye Wade, who flouted a two-term limit to run against Sall. Sall's effort to reduce term limits is in marked contrast to moves by ...

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  19. Senegal votes on referendum to reduce presidential termRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2016 | The Madison Press

    ... 155 kilometers (96 miles) southeast of Dakar. Senegal's seven-year term was set under the previous president, Abdoulaye Wade, who flouted a two-term limit to run against Sall. Sall's effort to reduce term limits is in marked contrast to moves by ...

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  20. Senegal votes on referendum to reduce presidential termRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... 155 kilometers (96 miles) southeast of Dakar. Senegal's seven-year term was set under the previous president, Abdoulaye Wade , who flouted a two-term limit to run against Sall. Sall's effort to reduce term limits is in marked contrast to moves by ...

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