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Feb 23, 2012 Senegal: Democracy or Gerontocracy?
A divided opposition and support from rural areas may yet
enable aging and intransigent President Abdoulaye Wade of
Senegal to win a third term, with a majority in the first
round of presidential elections on February 26. But whether
this happens or whether the election goes into a second
round, urban and youth protests are likely to continue, with
uncertain outcomes for Senegal and its reputation as a
regional leader in democratic institutions.
Apr 27, 2011 Senegal: Music to Fight Malaria
Music may seem an unlikely way to fight malaria. But Senegal's
highly successful program has relied not only on medical
expertise but also on the star power of Youssou N'Dour and a
national song competition called "Xeex Sibbiru" (Let's Beat
Malaria). Support from prominent figures in the society,
including religious leaders as well as music stars, has helped
to dramatically increase prevention and treatment coverage.
Dec 7, 2006 Africa: Balancing Act Internet News
"In less than two years, the bandwidth of traffic on Internet
services provided by Senegal's telecom Sonatel has doubled. By
today, Internet services provided by Sonatel are the most
extensive in sub-Saharan Africa, second only to those in South
Africa, a country of much bigger resources." - Balancing Act
Sep 16, 2004 West Africa: Locust Invasion
Nov 4, 2003 Senegal: Debt and Destruction
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
November 18, 2013 Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013 Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide
November 9, 2013 Africa: Monopolizing Maize
October 18, 2013 Africa: Whose "Africa Rising"?
October 11, 2013 Africa: AU and the International Criminal Court
Oct 6, 2013 Africa: Migrant Deaths at Sea
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