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  • Son of Senegal's ex-president gets 6 years for corruption

    The son of Senegal's powerful former president was convicted Monday on corruption charges and sentenced to six years in prison with a fine of nearly $230 million in a verdict that could reopen the wounds of the hard-fought 2012 elections.
  • Senegal: Ex-leader's son tapped to run for president

    Senegal's opposition party has chosen the former president's son, now on trial for corruption, as their candidate for the next presidential election. The move comes just 48 hours before a verdict is expected in the trial of Karim Wade, who is accused...

    Senegal's president wants to shorten his term in office

    Senegal's president wants to shorten his term in office to "set an example" for other African countries. The move stands in marked contrast to those of African leaders who have pushed to eliminate term limits or flouted them all together. Burkina Faso'...

    Senegal arrests lawyer of ex-president's son

    Senegalese authorities have arrested a lawyer for Karim Wade, a former president's son who is on trial on corruption charges. The verdict is expected next week in the trial, which has exposed old wounds from Senegal's bitterly fought 2012 election. At...

    Congo detains US diplomat with pro-democracy activists

    Congo's security forces detained a U.S. diplomat Sunday in a raid that also targeted journalists and regional democracy activists and accused them of posing a threat to stability, a government spokesman said. The diplomat "was found among a group of...