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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Abdoulaye Wade
DAKAR, SENEGAL | Senegal's president conceded Tuesday he could be forced into a runoff election after failing to secure the outright majority for a disputed third term.
The question dogging the president of this nation as he tries to persuade his country to vote for him one last time can be traced to this town enveloped in sand.
U.S. officials called for calm Wednesday ahead of this weekend's election in Senegal, where opposition leaders are vowing to render the West African nation ungovernable if its 85-year-old incumbent president seeks a third term.
Protesters demanding the departure of Senegal's aging president on Sunday seized control of a three-block stretch in the heart of the capital, erecting barricades and lobbing rocks at police just days before a contentious presidential election.
Several months before a Senegalese court was scheduled to rule on one of the most divisive issues facing the nation, the country's aging president took extra care to ensure that his interpretation of the law would prevail not only in Senegal, but also in Washington.
The aging president of Senegal tried to divert attention from growing street protests calling for his resignation and prove that he still had grass-roots support by leading an impromptu rally through the capital late Tuesday.
An Associated Press reporter saw police tussle with international pop star Youssou Ndour, who was pushed back by police when he tried to enter a police station where a leading opposition figure is being detained.
World music icon Youssou Ndour says he plans to run in Senegal's presidential election next month, challenging an 85-year-old incumbent whose plans to seek a third term have sparked violent protests.
Since opening their car-repair shop in 2005, cousins Fatou Sylla and Fatou Kamara have become celebrities in their district. They're known for their business savvy, for making it as women in a place that is very much a man's world.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the launch of this country's newest TV station was an event backed by Senegal's government.
In April, the president of the poverty-stricken nation of Senegal unveiled what he boasts is the world's "highest statue" — a $24 million bronze artwork called "African Renaissance" that measures slightly taller than the Statue of Liberty.
DAKAR, Senegal -- As the Group of Eight meets this week in Germany, one African leader is hoping to use the new flood of oil profits for a novel cause: combating poverty in Africa's non-oil-producing nations.
"There is no reason why countries like Senegal can't become an energy exporter," he said.
Mr. Wade argued before the U.N. General Assembly in September that long-standing Western concerns about corruption and political repression in Africa are unlikely to be addressed without a "swift and massive investment in infrastructure and the availability of affordable energy."