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New Clashes Erupt in Senegal Capital

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal police clashed with rock-throwing students in the capital, Dakar, on Wednesday following the death of a student during riots a day earlier. Officers fired tear gas to disperse a group of students protesting near the University of Dakar. Calm was restore but the city remained tense late Wednesday. Unrest began sweeping the country on […]

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UN Chief Calls for Calm in Senegal

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing for calm in Senegal, where riot police clashed with protesters demanding President Abdoulaye Wade not run for a third term. In a statement late Tuesday, Mr. Ban urged all sides to refrain from violence and “pursue peaceful means to resolve electoral grievances.” Thousands of Senegalese, mostly young people, staged […]

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Senegal Police Break up anti-Wade Rally, One Killed

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Senegalese officials say at least one person was killed Tuesday as riot police armed with tear gas and water cannons clashed with protesters calling for 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese, mostly young people, staged what was to be a peaceful demonstration […]

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Massive Anti-Wade Protest Held in Senegal’s Capital

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Senegal have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in the capital Dakar who are calling on President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese, mostly young people, staged what was to be a peaceful demonstration Tuesday. But by night protests […]

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Massive Anti-Wade Protest Held in Senegal’s Capital

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese are staging a peaceful demonstration in the capital, Dakar, calling on President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. A reporter for VOA says at one point the exuberant crowd, made up largely of young people, sang, “Society is moving, we are taking notice, we […]

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Massive Anti-Wade Protest Held in Senegal’s Capital

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of Senegalese are staging a peaceful demonstration in the capital, Dakar, calling on President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. A local journalist tells VOA that at one point the exuberant crowd, made up largely of young people, held up their arms and sang, “Society is […]

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New Anti-Wade Protests Held in Senegal

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrations are underway in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where opposition activists are calling for President Abdoulaye Wade to give up his controversial bid for a third term. Riot police stood by Tuesday as members of the opposition coalition known as M23 gathered at the city center for the demonstrations. Organizers and activists at the scene told […]

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Tense Senegal Braces for More Anti-Wade Protests

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 9:06 am (UTC-5)
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Riot police are stationed throughout much of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where more protests are expected against President Abdoulaye Wade’s plan to run for a third term. An opposition movement known as M23 called for peaceful demonstrations on Tuesday. The government authorized the demonstration just a short time before it was due to begin. Witnesses describe […]

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Senegalese President’s Decision to Seek Re-Election Provokes Protests

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 8:05 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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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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