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Senegal ex-president's delayed homecoming set for Friday

Senegal's exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade is to make his controversial homecoming two days later than planned, his party said, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route. Wade, 87, who held power from 2000 to 2012, was expected in Dakar on Wednesday for his first trip back to the west African nation since he moved to France after a bitter election defeat to arch rival and current leader Macky Sall.

Senegal police disperse crowds as ex-president's return delayed

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegalese police dispersed hundreds of supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade who gathered at Dakar airport on Wednesday to welcome him back two years after losing power, but his return was delayed after his flight was stuck in Morocco. The return of Wade, whose son Karim is awaiting trial on corruption charges, is eagerly awaited by his Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS), which heads to local elections in June looking to capitalize on frustration at stubborn unemployment under his successor President Macky Sall.

Senegal's exile ex-president comes home to support son

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was due to make a controversial homecoming Wednesday after two years abroad -- but his plane was severely delayed, with supporters claiming foul play by his political rivals. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, was expected in Dakar in the afternoon for his first trip back to the west African nation since he moved to France after a bitter defeat to arch rival and current leader Macky Sall.

Senegal's exile ex-president comes home to support son

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was due to return home on Wednesday after two years abroad following his election defeat, with his son facing jail for corruption. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, moved to France after suffering a bitter defeat to current President Macky Sall, his former prime minister turned arch-rival, in March 2012. During Wade's absence, the country's new authorities have gone after his son Karim, accusing him of using corrupt means to amass a fortune when he was a so-called "super minister" in his father's cabinet.

Senegal's exile ex-president comes home to support son

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was due to return home Wednesday after two years abroad following his election defeat, with his son facing jail for corruption. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, moved to France after suffering a bitter defeat to current President Macky Sall, his former prime minister turned arch-rival, in March 2012. During Wade's absence, the country's new authorities have gone after his son Karim, accusing him of using corrupt means to amass a fortune when he was a so-called "super minister" in his father's cabinet.

Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home Wednesday after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party said, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, spent nearly two years in France after suffering a bitter defeat to current President Macky Sall, his former prime minister turned arch-rival, in March 2012.

Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home

Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home Wednesday after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party said, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption. Wade, who held power from 2000 to 2012, spent nearly two years in France after suffering a bitter defeat to current President Macky Sall, his former prime minister turned arch-rival, in March 2012.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption, a judicial source said Thursday, after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion. Karim Wade, 45, has been accused to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption, a judicial source said Thursday, after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion. Karim Wade, 45, has been accused to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judicial source said on Thursday. Karim Wade, 45, is alleged to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.
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