Abdoulaye Wade

Digitalisation has reduced the costs of doing business in public, private sectors

Technology provides African governments with new, efficient ways to deliver services

Africa: On a human rights mission

A Senegalese activist blames poverty and underdevelopment for Africa's instability.

Court asks ex-Senegal president’s son to explain ‘$1.4bn assets’

The son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade has been asked to explain why he has assets allegedly worth over $1-billion, say judicial sources.

Africa’s PMS approach to democracy

Verashni Pillay hopes Africans can move from a hormonal defence of certain emotive issues to a consistent approach to our democracy.

Ten years on, little justice in Senegal shipwreck disaster

A decade after the worst maritime disaster in recent history, relatives of those killed when a Senegalese ship sank in the Atlantic wait for justice.

Senegal’s Sall eyes parliamentary majority

Senegal has voted for a new Parliament with Macky Sall seeking a majority to put his policies into action after ousting Abdoulaye Wade in March.

Civil society becomes the catalyst for change

Abdoulaye Wade's two decades in power has come to an end, partly because of civil society's impatience with the graft within the Senegal government.

Wade, Ecowas court and the one-man Senegalese state

The Senegalese drama teaches us that we need strongly rooted institutions to help govern African states, not super-centralised monoliths.

Senegal’s Sall: The protege who toppled his mentor

Senegal's Macky Sall, a 50-year-old geologist, ended Abdoulaye Wade's tenacious rule by triumphing over his mentor.

A new chapter for Senegal

Senegal's newly-elected president Macky Sall, a technocrat, has been seen as ideal to begin fixing a variety of pressing problems for the country.

Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory

Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.

Good leadership: Africa’s age-old question

Macky Sall's victory in Senegal's runoff elections has become a beacon of hope for Africa's younger leaders, writes <b>Percy Zvomuya</b>.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

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Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.