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India Holds Mid-Term Elections in 2 Northern States

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Indians went to the polls Monday in northern Punjab and Uttarakhand states, where the country’s ruling Congress party hopes to wrest back power following a series of corruption scandals and sluggish economy. The elections in two northern states are part of five mid-term state vote tests for the ruling party led by Italian-born […]

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Senegalese President’s Decision to Run for Re-election Provokes Protests

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Opposition groups in the west African nation of Senegal are calling for a nationwide protest Tuesday against President Abdoulaye Wade’s controversial bid to seek a third term in next month’s election. The 85-year-old president has governed Senegal since 2000. But a year after he took office, the country’s constitution was changed, limiting presidents to just […]

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Senegal Opposition Plans Mass Protests Against Wade

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Senegalese opposition movement has called for nationwide protests against President Abdoulaye Wade’s controversial bid for a third term. A group of opposition and civic organizations, known as M23, says it will stage the peaceful rallies on Tuesday to pressure Mr. Wade to withdraw from the February 26 presidential polls. Late Sunday, Senegal’s constitutional court […]

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Senegal Opposition Plans Mass Protests Against Wade

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Senegalese opposition movement has called for nationwide protests against President Abdoulaye Wade’s controversial bid for a third term. A group of opposition and civic organizations, known as M23, says it will stage the peaceful rallies on Tuesday to pressure Mr. Wade to withdraw from the February 26 presidential polls. Late Sunday, Senegal’s constitutional court […]

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Top Senegalese Court Confirms Wade’s Eligibility for Third Term

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s top court has confirmed its ruling that President Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third term. The Constitutional Council said late Sunday Mr. Wade’s candidacy is valid, following an initial ruling Friday that sparked opposition protests. An amendment to Senegal’s constitution limits presidents to serving two terms, but Mr. Wade has argued it does […]

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Senegal’s Opposition Calls for Protest Against President

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s opposition has called for popular resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade to prevent him from running for a third term. In a statement Saturday, Senegal’s June 23 Movement, representing all the major opposition candidates, said the court’s decision Friday to allow the incumbent president to run again is illegal. The opposition announced street protests asking […]

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Senegal on Edge, Bracing for More Violence

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tension is running high through the streets of Dakar, where police are bracing for another night of violent protests. Opposition demonstrators set tires on fire and hurled rocks at police late Friday despite being met with roadblocks and volleys of tear gas. Others burned down the headquarters of President Abdoulaye Wade’s Senegalese Democratic Party. The […]

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Senegal’s Top Court Allows Incumbent President to Run for Third Term

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s highest court has ruled that Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third presidential term, sparking angry protests. Reuters says a TV station in Dakar, the capital, says a police officer has died from head injuries suffered during clashes with protesters. Witnesses say demonstrators were setting tires on fire and overturning vehicles after the constitutional […]

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Senegal’s Top Court Allows Incumbent President to Run for Third Term

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s highest court has ruled that Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third presidential term, sparking angry protests. The constitutional body announced its verdicts late Friday. The list of confirmed candidates included the name of the 85-year incumbent, but the candidacy of Senegalese pop star Youssou N’Dour was declared invalid. After the announcement, police opened […]

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Senegal Opposition Rallies Ahead of Ruling on President’s Re-election Bid

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of opposition protesters chanted and marched through the streets of Dakar, ahead of a Senegalese high court ruling on whether President Abdoulaye Wade can seek a third term. Marchers got a show of support from Senegalese pop star Youssou N’Dour, who told reporters it is clear President Wade is banned from running again. “History […]

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