April 18, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Senegalese prosecutors have charged Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, with corruption for allegedly embezzling USD $1.4 billion during his father's years in office. The corruption claim centers on Wade's acquisition of real estate and foreign companies, including ...[read more]
January 30, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Senegal's highest court ruled Monday that President Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third term, rejecting an appeal by the opposition. The Senegalese Constitution had no term limits when Wade initially took office in 2000, but it was amended in 2001 to impose a two-term limit. The court found that ...[read more]
September 16, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Senegalese publisher El Malick Seck is appealing a court ruling which sentenced him to three years in prison and closed his newspaper for three months as punishment for printing an article accusing Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and his son of money laundering, according to a defense lawyer. ...[read more]
July 12, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who has been charged with crimes against humanity, will stand trial before a Senegalese criminal court, rather than before a special tribunal as previously decided, Senegal's Justice Minister Sheik Tidiane Sy said Thursday. At an assembly last year, leade... ...[read more]
January 25, 2007
by Robert DeVries
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Senegal to accelerate the process of bringing former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to justice in a briefing paper released Thursday. Following a recommendation from the July 2006 African Union assembly, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade agreed that Habre should ...[read more]
July 3, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Former Chadian president Hissene Habre will face trial in Senegal on charges that he committed torture, mass killings, and other abuses in the 1980s, leaders of the African Union decided at an assembly in Gambia this past weekend. Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, said his country is... ...[read more]
January 24, 2006
by Chris Buell
African Union officials are expected to ask a panel of legal experts to determine whether former Chad President Hissene Habre should be extradited to Belgium to face human rights charges, a senior African Union official said Tuesday. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said any such panel would ...[read more]
December 1, 2005
by Christopher G. Anderson
Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade has called for the creation of an African tribunal that would hear abuse charges against the continent's dictators, similar to those leveled against former Chad President Hissene Habre. Wade's comments come as Habre resides in Senegal awaiting a... ...[read more]

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