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Senegal's main opposition to boycott future elections after 'masquerade'

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Senegal's main opposition to boycott future elections after 'masquerade'

- DAKAR: The leader of Senegal's main opposition group said on Wednesday it would not participate in any future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a "masquerade". President Macky Sall's coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly half the vote, according to the results announced last on Friday
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Senegal ruling party wins large parliamentary majority

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Senegal ruling party wins large parliamentary majority

- DAKAR: Senegal's ruling party has won a large parliamentary majority, according to official provisional results, following an election last Sunday that opposition leaders say was tainted by fraud. President Macky Sall's ruling coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly 50 percent of the vote, according to the results announced on national television late on Friday. The coalition of 91-year-old former president Abdoulaye Wade, whom Sall defeated in a 2012 presidential election that cemented Senegal's reputation as one of West Africa's most stable democracies, won 19 seats
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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

- PIC: Voters line up prior to casting their vote in Senegal's legislative election in Dakar. (AFP) ELECTION Senegal voted in a tense general election Sunday, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory. The vote to elect a new parliament is seen as a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and follows a campaign marred by violence
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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

- DAKAR: Senegal voted in a tense general election on Sunday (Jul 30), with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory. The vote to elect a new parliament is seen as a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and follows a campaign marred by violence. The first results are due early Monday in the west African nation, where more than 6
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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

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Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

- Dakar (AFP) - Senegal voted in a tense general election Sunday, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory. The vote to elect a new parliament is seen as a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and follows a campaign marred by violence. The first results are due early Monday in the west African nation, where more than 6
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In Senegal, Sall faces 91-yr-old ex-president and jailed mayor

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In Senegal, Sall faces 91-yr-old ex-president and jailed mayor

- President Sall faces double challenge as Senegal elects MPs. Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegal holds a legislative election on Sunday following a campaign gripped by tension between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, the former president Abdoulaye Wade and Dakar’s mayor, Khalifa Sall. Campaigning ends Friday, with the first results known in the early hours of Monday. Polling will take place between 8am and 6pm (0800 to 1800 GMT) Sunday in what is seen as a crucial test of support ahead of a presidential vote in 2019
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Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

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Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

- Runaways Yakaaru Guneye currently houses 33 children, Seydina told AFP, but the number fluctuates daily. Seydina had just completed a mediation between a 10-year-old talibe and a marabout who was allowed to leave accompanied by the child. "The teacher was very receptive. He has agreed to send the child back to his family in Casamance (southern Senegal)," Seydina said. "But if the teacher doesn't respect what has been said here, the child can run off again and come back to us," he added
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Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

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Senegal crackdown fails to improve lot of child beggars

- Dakar (AFP) - Dawn has barely broken as three of Senegal's estimated 50,000 child beggars dart through the capital's streets, hoping for a bag of sugar or a few coins to hand over to their teachers. Senegal's "talibes" -- children as young as four sent to Islamic boarding schools by their parents, then forced to earn their keep by begging -- are out in force every day in Dakar, despite a government crackdown on the practice
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Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

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Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

- Dakar (AFP) - Senegal's US Ouakam team was suspended from the country's football federation on Monday after accusations its supporters threw projectiles at rival fans triggering a stampede that left eight dead. Multiple witnesses told AFP that Ouakam fans threw stones and other objects at Stade de Mbour supporters when Mbour scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead in extra time during Senegal's League Cup final on Saturday
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Senegal suspends sports events after stadium tragedy

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Senegal suspends sports events after stadium tragedy

- DAKAR: Senegal on Sunday (Jul 16) suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster. Legislative elections are due on Jul 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail. "All sporting and cultural activities are banned across the national territory for the rest of the electoral campaign," Seydou Gueye, a spokesman for the prime minister, said
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Stampede leave eight dead in Senegal soccer stadium

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Stampede leave eight dead in Senegal soccer stadium

- At least eight people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital Dakar during a match between two local teams, the sports minister said. A fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour and police fired tear gas to break it up. The resulting confusion triggered the stampede, Sports Minister Matar Ba told Reuters by telephone
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Estádio de futebol desaba no Senegal, mata oito pessoas e fere mais de 50

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Estádio de futebol desaba no Senegal, mata oito pessoas e fere mais de 50

- DAKAR, Senegal — Pelo menos oito pessoas morreram e mais de 50 ficaram feridas após uma parede de um estádio de futebol no Senegal desabar, no meio de um jogo. Segundo testemunhas, a origem da tragédia foi uma briga entre torcedores dos times rivais Ouakam e Stade de Mbour, no sábado, quando a partida estava empatada. A polícia entrou em ação para tentar contê-los, disparou gás lacrimogêneo, e a confusão levou ao desmoronamento do muro do estádio Demba Diop, em Dakar
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Eight dead in Senegal football stadium crush: minister

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Eight dead in Senegal football stadium crush: minister

- Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a panicked stampede. Sports minister Matar Ba said a young girl was among the dead, while around 60 injured fans had been taken to health facilities in Dakar. He vowed "strong measures so that such an event will never be repeated in Senegal," speaking to AFP by phone
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Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

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Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

- Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy
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Senegal, scontri tra tifosi allo stadio di Dakar: 9 morti

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Senegal, scontri tra tifosi allo stadio di Dakar: 9 morti

- Codice embed Vittime e feriti per il crollo di un muro dell’impianto Demba Diop Mostra DescrizioneMostra meno Parole chiave: Senegal, scontri tra tifosi allo stadio di Dakar.
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Senegal'de stadyum duvarı çöktü: '8 ölü'

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Senegal'de stadyum duvarı çöktü: '8 ölü'

- Senegal'in başkenti Dakar'daki Demba Diop Stadyumu'nda oynanan Lig Kupası finali sonrası stadın duvarı çöktü. 8 kişinin öldüğü, çok sayıda kişinin de yaralandığı
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  • Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote
    Opposition cries foul as Senegal holds tense vote

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    PIC: Voters line up prior to casting their vote in Senegal's legislative election in Dakar. (AFP) ELECTION Senegal voted in a tense general election Sunday, with ex-president Abdoulaye Wade accusing his successor of engineering problems with the ballot to thwart an opposition victory. The vote to elect a new parliament is seen as a test run for President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 presidential election and follows a campaign marred by violence
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Politics & Government

  • Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide
    Senegal ruling party coalition claims election landslide

    , newvision.co.ug

    The ruling coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall won a widely expected landslide in a legislative election, his prime minister said Monday, bolstering Sall's prospects for re-election in 2019. The Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all but three of the country's 45 electoral departments, Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne told the public Senegalese press agency APS ahead of the official release of results
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Sports

  • Simbas lie in wait for Senegalese lads at RFUEA
    Simbas lie in wait for Senegalese lads at RFUEA

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    Kenya Simbas will be looking to build on their record-setting 100-10 win over Tunisia last weekend when they take on Senegal on Saturday in Africa Gold Cup match at RFUEA grounds, Nairobi, from 2pm. Simbas swept away a hapless Tunisian side last weekend, running in 15 tries and conceding two. At the same time, Senegal were being shredded to pieces by Namibia in Windhoek, where they lost 95-0
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Technology

  • West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
    West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

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    Dakar (AFP) - West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground
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Society & Culture

  • Soccer - Eight killed in stampede in Senegal
    Soccer - Eight killed in stampede in Senegal

    , channelnewsasia.com

    DAKAR: At least eight people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital Dakar during a match between two local teams, the sports minister said. A fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour and police fired tear gas to break it up. The resulting confusion triggered the stampede, Sports Minister Matar Ba told Reuters by telephone
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies
    Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies

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    Dakar - The head of one of Senegal's influential Muslim orders has died after a life spent promoting an open interpretation of Islam in a region battling jihadist influence, local media reported on Thursday. Serigne Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Sy headed the Tijaniyya, one of four Sufi brotherhoods that dominate religious life in Senegal, where around 95% of the population are Muslim
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Education

  • Freed schoolgirls meet Nigeria's president
    Freed schoolgirls meet Nigeria's president

    , startribune.com

    DAKAR, Senegal – The father of two girls kidnapped by Boko Haram was suspicious when friends told him that dozens of girls had been freed, because he had heard similar rumors countless times during the three years the schoolchildren have been missing. But by Sunday morning, it became clear to the Rev. Enoch Mark that the news was true. The Nigerian government announced that 82 of the girls who had been taken from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, had been released in exchange for handing over suspected militant commanders to Boko Haram
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Law & Crime

  • Dozens of Nigerian girls are freed 3 years after Boko Haram kidnapping
    Dozens of Nigerian girls are freed 3 years after Boko Haram kidnapping

    , bostonglobe.com

    DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants just over three years ago in the Nigerian village of Chibok have been released, a senior Nigerian official said Saturday. If confirmed, the release of the girls is by far the biggest breakthrough in a tragedy that has come to define the nearly eight-year war against Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group that has burned, killed and kidnapped its way across parts of West Africa, killing thousands and causing millions to flee for their lives
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