Macky Sall http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30590/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Islamic nations summit opens in Cairo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-islamic-nations-summit-opens-cairo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 12th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation opened in Cairo on Wednesday, with Syria's civil war and the battle against Islamist militants in Mali topping the agenda.</p> <p>Senegalese President Macky Sall gave the opening remarks, making his last address before handing the OIC's rotating presidency to Egypt's first Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.</p> <p>bur-jaz/jds</p> Macky Sall War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:46:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747389 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamic nations summit opens in Cairo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/islamic-nations-summit-opens-cairo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 12th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation opened in Cairo on Wednesday, with Syria's civil war and the battle against Islamist militants in Mali topping the agenda.</p> <p>The meeting gathers the leaders of 26 of the OIC's 57 states, including the presidents of Iran and Turkey.</p> <p>Senegalese President Macky Sall gave the opening remarks, making his last address before handing the OIC's rotating presidency to Egypt's first Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/islamic-nations-summit-opens-cairo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macky Sall War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:00:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747435 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran and Senegal to resume ties after 2-year break -MENA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/iran-and-senegal-resume-ties-after-2-year-break-mena <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Iran and Senegal will resume diplomatic ties and reopen embassies in one another's capitals, Egyptian state media reported on Thursday, ending two years of estrangement over Tehran's alleged links to Senegalese rebels.</p> <p>Dakar broke off relations with Iran in February, 2011, accusing Tehran of supporting separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/iran-and-senegal-resume-ties-after-2-year-break-mena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Macky Sall Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:45:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748644 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal to send 150 paramilitary police to Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/senegal-send-150-paramilitary-police-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senegalese President Macky Sall said Friday his country will send 150 paramilitary police officers to Mali, in addition to 500 soldiers already deployed as part of a force battling radical Islamists.</p> <p>"Aside from the 500 Senegalese soldiers sent as part of the international force, Senegal's paramilitary police will also send a contingent of 150 members," Sall said in comments published by the state news agency.</p> <p>"These officers will join the United Nations police in securing liberated towns."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/senegal-send-150-paramilitary-police-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macky Sall War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750502 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Senegal worried about risk of militants entering from Mali -president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/interview-senegal-worried-about-risk-militants-entering-mali-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 8 (Reuters) - Senegal is stepping up monitoring of its borders and mounting a public education campaign in an effort to ensure that Islamist militants from neighboring Mali do not disrupt life in the West African nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall said on Friday.</p> <p>Senegal, one of Africa's most peaceful countries, is keen to remain insulated from violence in northern Mali, where a French military offensive has reclaimed most of the territory seized by militants nearly a year ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/interview-senegal-worried-about-risk-militants-entering-mali-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macky Sall Senegal Sénégal River Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777708 at http://www.globalpost.com Son of Senegal ex-president summoned on graft charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/son-senegal-ex-president-summoned-graft-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The son of former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade appeared before the west African nation's top anti-corruption prosecutor on Friday to justify his income against "illegal wealth" accusations.</p> <p>A smiling Karim Wade made no comment as he arrived at the Dakar offices of Alioune Ndao, special prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Court who has given the politician 30 days to justify his past and present income.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/son-senegal-ex-president-summoned-graft-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Macky Sall Senegal War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:01:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784448 at http://www.globalpost.com French economy minister heads for Franc zone ministers' meeting in Senegal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/french-economy-minister-heads-franc-zone-ministers-meeting-senegal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> French Economy and Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici will on Monday head to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, to attend the finance ministers meeting of Franc zone, the ministry announced in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/french-economy-minister-heads-franc-zone-ministers-meeting-senegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa French West Africa Macky Sall Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:45:46 +0000 Asianet 5806571 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegalese ex-leader's son spends first night in cell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/senegalese-ex-leaders-son-spends-first-night-cell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The son of former Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade woke up in a cell Tuesday after spending his first night in custody following his arrest by detectives investigating his vast fortune, valued at more than $1 billion.</p> <p>Karim Wade, who held a number of cabinet posts under his father's presidency, was detained in Dakar in the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle with the current regime over what they allege are illicit gains from his time in office.</p> <p>"Karim Wade spent the night at the Colobane police station with six other people," a source close to the case told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/senegalese-ex-leaders-son-spends-first-night-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdoulaye Wade Business Government Macky Sall Senegal AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:02:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817307 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegalese ex-leader's son spends first night in cell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/senegalese-ex-leaders-son-spends-first-night-cell-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The son of former Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade woke up in a cell Tuesday after spending his first night in custody following his arrest by detectives investigating his vast fortune valued at more than $1 billion.</p> <p>Karim Wade, who held a number of cabinet posts under his father's presidency, was detained in Dakar in the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle with the current regime over alleged illicit gains from his time in office.</p> <p>"Karim Wade spent the night at the Colobane police station with six other people," a source close to the case told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/senegalese-ex-leaders-son-spends-first-night-cell-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdoulaye Wade Business Government Macky Sall Senegal AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817640 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal minister hopes ex-president son's arrest sets example http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/senegal-minister-hopes-ex-president-sons-arrest-sets-example <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Flynn and Diadie Ba</p> <p>DAKAR (Reuters) - The arrest of the former president's son on corruption charges in Senegal should be taken as a sign that the age of impunity in public life is over, Justice Minister Aminata Toure said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Karim Wade, the most powerful figure in his father Abdoulaye Wade's 2000-2012 government, was arrested last week on suspicion of amassing up to $1.4 billion (918.4 million pounds) in assets via a network of shady holding companies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/senegal-minister-hopes-ex-president-sons-arrest-sets-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Macky Sall Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5823548 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama praises Senegal democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/obama-praises-senegal-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama lavished praise on Senegal as a paragon of democracy on Thursday and said it was leading a drive to good governance in Africa.</p> <p>"Senegal is one of the most stable democracies in Africa and one of the strongest partners that we have in the region," Obama said at a media conference with Senegal President Macky Sall in Dakar.</p> <p>"It is moving in the right direction, with reforms to deepen democratic institutions. I believe Senegal can be a great example," Obama told reporters at the presidential palace.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/obama-praises-senegal-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama International relations Macky Sall Senegal AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:32:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5869179 at http://www.globalpost.com Detention of ex-Senegal first son legal: W. African court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/detention-ex-senegal-first-son-legal-w-african-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senegal has not violated the rights of former president Abdoulaye Wade's son in detaining him over corruption charges, a West African court ruled Friday, rejecting his request for immediate release. </p> <p>Karim Wade was arrested and charged in April over accusations that he had illegally amassed a fortune of more than $1 billion (760 million euros).</p> <p>He appealed to the regional court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for his release, claiming his human rights had been breached. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/detention-ex-senegal-first-son-legal-w-african-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law Macky Sall Senegal AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:31:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5888449 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal's President Sall fires PM Abdoul Mbaye http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130901/senegals-president-sall-fires-pm-abdoul-mbaye <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's President Macky Sall fired Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye on Sunday just over a year after naming the former banker to head the government, an official said.</p> <p>Presidential spokesman Abou Abel Thiam did not say why Mbaye, who was not a member of any political party, was sacked but said a replacement and new government would be named soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130901/senegals-president-sall-fires-pm-abdoul-mbaye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Macky Sall Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 17:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5922415 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal's Sall appoints anti-graft campaigner as prime minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130901/senegals-sall-appoints-anti-graft-campaigner-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAKAR (Reuters) - President Macky Sall of Senegal appointed rights activist and anti-corruption campaigner Aminata Toure as prime minister after sacking a previous government on Sunday.</p> <p>Toure was justice minister in the outgoing government and led the government's drive to stamp out corruption by pursuing high-level cases involving senior officials, including the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130901/senegals-sall-appoints-anti-graft-campaigner-prime-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Macky Sall Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5922489 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal minister rules out lifting ban on gays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/senegal-minister-rules-out-lifting-ban-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senegal's new Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the deeply conservative Muslim country despite being a former leading campaigner for gay rights, reports said on Friday.</p> <p>As head of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Kaba fought to reform a law outlawing gay relationships, but he told reporters in Dakar on Thursday he had dropped his opposition to prosecuting gays.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/senegal-minister-rules-out-lifting-ban-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macky Sall Social Issues AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:01:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5926365 at http://www.globalpost.com