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There is some ruffling of feathers in the corridors of Senegal’s politics, as the electoral authorities increase the financial requirement for registration of potential presidential candidates in next year’s election.
Candidates contesting the presidency in Senegal in February 2012 are to pay 65 million FCFA (approximately US$140,000) as deposit before they can participate in the elections.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR
US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson has defended the US-Nato operations in Libya and dismissed claims that the African Union has been ignored.
Senegal’s ruling Democratic Party (PDS) has strongly rejected claims by some local constitutional law experts that President Abdoulaye Wade’s plan to run for a third-term in next year’s election “is illegal”.
The West African Civil society Institute (WACSI) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is carrying out a training workshop for civil society organizations in Senegal.
Everyone was expecting it. After nearly one month of delay, the rains hit the Senegalese capital, Dakar over the weekend and in big downpour.
Students of Senegal’s state owned Cheikh Anta Diop University have been clashing with the police, who were trying to stop them from blocking the street in front of the campus in the capital, Dakar.
Upset, disgust and outrage are words groups fighting against gender based violence in Senegal are using to condemn an upsurge in gang rape in recent times.
The Senegalese government has announced the suspension of industrial fishing starting the 1st of September.
An international conference aimed at putting the hepatitis disease in the spotlight is underway.
The objective of the three day meeting, which started on Tuesday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar is to encourage African countries to consider hepatitis as a health priority, so as to ensure access to treatment for all.