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Senegal ex-president`s son on trial for corruption

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 19:48

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade on Thursday went on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Senegal tense as exiled former president returns home

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:53

Exiled former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has made a controversial homecoming with security forces on high alert two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.

Senegal tense as nation awaits ex-president`s return

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:52

Senegalese security forces were braced Friday for the controversial homecoming of exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests. 

Ex-dictator of Chad detained in Senegal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 20:20

Hissene Habre, the former dictator of Chad who fled to Senegal two decades ago, was taken away by paramilitary police from his villa on Sunday morning, according to his lawyer and a court official.

Senegal`s Sall: the dark horse who beat "The Hare"

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 20:36

A full 35 years younger than the outgoing president, Sall embodies the generational change in Senegalese politics.

Senegal President concedes defeat to ex-protégé

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 09:58

Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade called Macky Sall on Sunday to congratulate him on his victory.

Senegalese President booed on election day

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 21:41

Senegal has been rocked by back-to-back protests following President`s decision to seek a 3rd term.

Senegalese vote in test of nation`s stability

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:51

Senegal`s President Abdoulaye Wade faces re-election on Sunday, having defied opposition efforts to block him .

Senegalese police fire tear gas at opposition demo

Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 11:56

Senegal is just a week away from a much-anticipated Presidential Election, the first in five years.

Police fire tear gas at Senegal opposition protest

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 09:31

Senegal`s opposition marched in protest over President Abdoulaye Wade`s bid for a third term in February 26 ballot.

Senegal opposition signs anti-Wade pact

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 15:38

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade`s candidacy was approved last week by the country`s top legal body, but it has sparked riots.

Senegalese court rejects appeal, Wade to run

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 11:19

The court`s decision extinguishes any hope that Senegal`s political crisis will be resolved through legal means.