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Democracy put to the test in Senegal (part 2)

For many years Senegal's selling point has been stability - it is the only country in West Africa to have never suffered a military coup. Its tradition of peaceful elections has attracted foreign investment. But the country's president Abdoulaye Wade, who has been in power for 12 years, is now runing for a third term. Is this a challenge to democracy in Senegal?

  • Doudou SIDIBE. Head of Abdoulaye Wade's campaign in France, Senegalese Democratic Party;
  • Amadou GAYE. Political strategist, Senegalese Socialist Party;
  • Adama GAYE. Senegalese political analyst (from Dakar, Senegal);
  • Paul MELLY. Associate, Chatham House (from London);
  • Dame BABOU. Senegalese Journalist. NY Correspondent, Sud Quotidien (from New York);

Produced by Laura Baines, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis, Elom Marcel Toble.

Watch the first part here.

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 1)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-27 Europe

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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