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Abdoulaye Wade

Senegalese President Concedes Defeat

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — World leaders and international observers on Monday lauded Senegal's presidential runoff election, saying that the country's pe...

Not Quite The 'Crushing Majority'

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — After days of predicting that he would win a third term with a crushing majority, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Monday...

Senegalese Leaders Are Out of Touch With Their People

Mouhamadou Mbodj | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Mouhamadou Mbodj

If there was a case study on how not to run an election, this would be it. The young people of Senegal deserve better and, if we go back to basics, it may be that we can learn from these unfortunate events.

TENSIONS RISE: Senegal Prepares Controversial Vote

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When he sat down with his biographer to record the story of his life, President Abdoulaye Wade made sure the book would start ...

World's Oldest Leader?

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

KEBEMER, Senegal (AP) — The question dogging the president of this nation as he tries to convince his country to vote for him one last time can be t...

Court Deals Deep Blow To Senegal's Opposition

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND SADIBOU MARONE | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — Senegal's opposition called on the population Saturday to rise up against President Abdoulaye Wade's decision to run for a thir...

Senegal: Wade's George Washington Opportunity

Joe Trippi | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Joe Trippi

By stepping down from February's election he would not be tarnishing himself, but opening the doors to a new era for Senegal. This is President Wade's George Washington opportunity. He should take it.

Senegal's President Attempting To Exploit Constitutional Loophole, Run For Third Term

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal -- A spokesman for Senegal's president says he will seek a third term despite unrest and calls for his resignation. Spokesman Serigne ...

Senegalese President Cancels Trip To Pennslyvania University After Political Unrest

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 11.21.2011 | College

DAKAR, Senegal — Senegal's president, who is in New York for the opening session of the U.N. General Assembly, has canceled a visit to a univers...

Senegal Man Sets Himself Near Presidential Palace

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — A man who set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in Senegal on Friday died from his wounds hours later in the ...