SENEGAL | SENEGAL

20-Feb-2019 to 17:09

5002 observers cleared for Senegal’s presidential poll

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Oumou Khary Fall — A total of 5002 foreign and national poll observers in 41 missions are accredited for the 24 February 2019 presidential election in Senegal, Bernard Casimir Demba Cisse, Director of Training and Communication of the Directorate General of Elections (DGE) announced Wednesday in Dakar.

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20-Feb-2019 to 14:16

Senegalese govt allays election day fears

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The Senegalese government has given assurances that 'conditions will be at optimal levels' when the country heads to the polls to elect her next president on Sunday.

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20-Feb-2019 to 13:32

Francophonie deploys mission to election-bound Senegal

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — The International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) has announced on Wednesday that its Secretary General, Louise Mushikiwabo has sent a fact-finding and contact mission to Senegal for February 24th presidential election.

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20-Feb-2019 to 12:02

Senegal’s broadcasting authority spurns presidential debate

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — Senegal’s National Audiovisual Regulatory Council (CNRA) Wednesday rejected the holding of a publicised debate between presidential candidates, on the grounds that it has not given “authorisation” in this regard and all five contenders do not wish to participate.

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18-Feb-2019 to 20:02

Senegal: Over 272, 000 voter cards not yet withdrawn - Study

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — A total of 272,141 voters’ cards have not yet been withdrawn, according to a study by the Research and Support Group for Participatory Democracy and Good Governance (GRADEC) conducted in 22 departments (out of 45).

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13-Feb-2019 to 14:05

UN condemns Senegal election campaign skirmishes

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Abdourahmane Diallo — The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has condemned Monday’s violence in Tambacounda eastern Senegal between supporters of rival political parties.

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12-Feb-2019 to 20:33

Senegal: Reporters demand probe into poll campaign violence

APA-Dakar (Senegal) By Ibrahima Dione — A host of professional media organizations have issued a joint statement, demanding an investigation into the violence witnessed in the eastern town of Tambacounda in which one man died on Monday.

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