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Senegal President Sall fires PM after election loss

​Senegal's Prime Minister Aminata Toure has been sacked after she did not win a local election in Grand Yoff.

Wade admits defeat in Senegal election battle

Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade has admitted defeat in the West African nation's contentious presidential elections, and congratulated rival Macky Sall.

Senegal newspaper raids deepen bitter media dispute

Attackers ransacked the offices of two independent Senegalese newspapers at the weekend, editors said on Monday.

Senegal ruling party calls for anti-media campaign

Senegal's ruling party wants to crack down on media critical of the government by blocking advertising revenues and checking for unpaid taxes.

Senegal seeks pressure for Chad-Sudan peace

Senegal wants the international community to guarantee a peace accord between Chad and Sudan to end years of conflict between the two feuding neighbours, President Abdoulaye Wade said. The Senegalese leader will host the signing of a peace pact on Wednesday between Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Mugabe ready for dialogue with Britain

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, caught in a standoff with Britain which has cast a shadow over an European Union-Africa summit, said on Wednesday he had no objection to dialogue between the two countries. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will boycott the December 8 to 9 Lisbon summit because Mugabe will attend.

Senegal wants Africa to end Zim-UK row

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said on Wednesday he would push to create a group of African leaders to resolve a stand-off between Zimbabwe and Britain, which has cast a shadow over a European Union-Africa summit. Wade arrived in Harare after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would boycott the planned December 8 to 9 Lisbon summit.

Senegal’s Wade to mediate with Mugabe

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade will fly to Zimbabwe on Wednesday for talks with President Robert Mugabe in an attempt to resolve a row between Harare and London that threatens to derail a European Union-Africa summit next month. Wade will fly to Zimbabwe after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Tuesday he would boycott the planned December 8 to 9 summit in Lisbon.

Senegal’s Wade re-elected, warns opposition

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade comfortably won a second term in Sunday's election, results showed on Thursday, and he warned opposition leaders they could now face corruption probes suspended during the poll campaign. The octogenarian president, who has ruled the West African state since 2000, won nearly 56% of votes and almost four times as many as his nearest rival.

Wade claims re-election in Senegal poll

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has secured re-election by winning more than half of votes cast in Sunday's poll, government sources said on Tuesday, but the main opposition said it would contest the result. Opponents had already accused Wade's camp of jumping the gun in claiming a first-round victory.

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