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A prominent Senegalese economist and academic has linked the recent riots in Dakar and other major cities of the country to the trickle-down effects of the global economic crisis.
The Senegalese government has dismissed claims by an executive of the opposition and a Presidential aspirant, that it has imported mercenaries to attack people opposing the regime of President Abdoulaye Wade.
In Senegal, a coalition of political parties, civil society, rights groups and the media Tuesday evening issued several declarations, including opposition to President Abdoulaye Wade’s plan to run for a 3rd term.
The African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) will hold a special commemorative session to mark the 10th anniversary of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) on 29 June in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Senegalese government to quickly investigate alleged violent assaults on the human rights activists Alioune Tine and Oumar Diallo during Thursday’s street protest against proposed constitutional amendment.
That was said to be the worst political violence in Dakar's streets in the last 10 years.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has a new Director General from Brazil, replacing Senegalese Jacques Diouf.
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the Saloum Delta in Senegal one of the World Heritage sites.
As calm returns to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, police confirm over 100 persons were injured in violent street protest over President Abdoulaye Wade's controversial amendment bill earlier submitted to parliament on Thursday. The protest ended after Wade withdrew his controversial billA prominent human rights activist, Alioune Tine, head of RADDHO was among those who sustained injury.
Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has withdrawn his controversial constitutional amendment bill, after a violent street protest that rocked the capital, Dakar on Thursday.The constitutional amendment bill, which called for the scrapping of the absolute majority vote for the presidential election in favour of simple majority, is being strongly resisted by the opposition and civil society groups.
Members of Senegal’s parliament are bracing themselves for a big debate Thursday on the proposed constitutional amendment from President Abdoulay Wade and his cabinet for the creation of a Vice President post.