SENEGAL | SENEGAL

24-Feb-2019 to 01:13

Senegal election: Three regions claim lion’s share of voters

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Edouard Touré — With more than three million of Senegal’s six million voters, the regions of Dakar, the capital (west), Thiès (west) and Diourbel (centre) claim the lion’s share of the Senegalese electorate for Sunday’s presidential election.

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24-Feb-2019 to 00:53

Senegal votes for new president, Sunday

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The 6,683,043 registered Senegalese voters are expected to troop out to 15,397 polling stations across the country and abroad by 8am on Sunday to elect their next president from among five candidates, including incumbent President Macky Sall.

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22-Feb-2019 to 18:21

Senegal: 22 killed during election campaign period

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Oumou Khary Fall — A total of 22 people died and 33 others were arrested during the election campaign (February 03-22) ahead of Senegal’s presidential election slated for 24 February, 2019, a report by the private daily Walf Quotidien on Friday suggests.

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22-Feb-2019 to 16:57

Senegal: AI urges violence-free election

APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — Amnesty International on Friday in a statement, called on the Senegalese authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure that Sunday’s presidential election is held in an “environment free of violence” and guarantee the freedom of all citizens to “express their opinions.”

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21-Feb-2019 to 22:32

Senegal CSOs demand ‘secured’ internet on polling day, beyond

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Several civil society organizations, including the Council for Non-Governmental Development Support Organizations (CONGAD) and the African Engagement for the Defense of Human Rights (RADDHO), have issued a joint statement seen by APA Thursday calling for “an open and secure internet" during the presidential election slated for Sunday.

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:59

Ecowas bank governors meet over single currency

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Massamba Sall — The 53rd meeting of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened Thursday in Dakar to take stock of the progress towards the implementation of a single currency for the region by 2020.

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21-Feb-2019 to 21:12

Senegal: Church preaches for violent-free election

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Senegalese Catholic Church, Father Alphonse Seck, on Thursday called for peaceful and non-violent elections, asking his compatriots to exercise their civic duty “with responsibility” for the good of the country.

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