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  • Senegalese music legend N'Dour gets political post

    Senegalese music legend Youssou N'Dour, who helped spearhead the opposition campaign to oust former President Abdoulaye Wade, has gotten his political reward. He has been named minister for culture and tourism.
  • Senegal's president concedes defeat; victory for African democracy

    Senegal's incumbent president concedes defeat: Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential run-off election was seen as big step for African democracy, in a ieighborhhod better know for...

    Senegal president in for tough second-round vote

    Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, faces likely difficult second round presidential vote: With more than half the votes counted, Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade said Monday he was leading the 13 other candidates with 32.17%. But he needs more than...

    Senegal fears violence as it prepares for runoff vote

    In Senegal, people feared that if the president won a third term in office Sunday, the country might descend into chaos. At least six people have already died in protests over the controversial leader. "At first I thought it would all calm down,"...

    Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term.