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Son of former Senegal president, Karim Wade sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for corruption

Karim Wade, the flamboyant son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, has been sentenced to six years in prison for financial impropriety and corruption. 46 year old Karim who was nicknamed “Minister of Heaven and Earth” during his tenure as Minister was found guilty of “illicit enrichment”. 84 more words

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Why I'm happy Ghana lost AFCON 2015 final

I didn’t expect to feel anything during the Black Stars match with the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire in the finals of the 2015 African Cup of Nations. 576 more words

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Senegal's Karim Wade says he is a 'political prisoner'

Karim Wade arrives in court in Dakar, Senegal, on 31 July 2014Karim Wade was influential in his father’s government
The flamboyant son of Senegal’s ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has called himself a “political prisoner” during his first appearance at a special court…

The Story of the Son of a President

Abdoulaye Wade,87, former President of the Republic, returned to Senegal 26 April, 2014, after living two years in the French town of Versailles. He had left after being defeated in the polls by current President, Macky Sall, who upon coming into office declared that he wanted to clean up corruption. 304 more words

Senegal

Election Season in Senegal

This last Sunday Senegal went to the polls in local elections. After weeks of campaigning Senegalese style, across the country over 5.3 million people voted for 2,700 local councilors from over 600 districts. 587 more words

From Taksim Gezi to the Corniche: Protests over Public Space in Dakar

Anyone who has spent time in Dakar knows how lively the Corniche, or coastal beaches and cliffs that make up the western limits of the Senegalese capital, become in the evenings. 1,255 more words

West Africa

Senegal ex-president Wade returns from exile

Wade, president of Senegal from 2000 to 2012, moved to France after a bitter election defeat in 2012
Abdoulaye Wade makes controversial return after two years in France to support son facing corruption charges. 13 more words