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  Politics of Senegal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Senegal takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Senegal is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Senegal is one of the few African states that has never experienced a coup d'etat.
Senegal is divided into 10 administrative regions, each headed by a governor appointed by and responsible to the President.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Government_of_Senegal   (1060 words)

  
 Abdoulaye Wade (2003) - Prize For Freedom - Politics - Liberalism
Under leadership of President Wade, Senegal is championing human rights and the rule of law and continues to make measurable progress towards building a modern society based on a liberal agenda; sustained economic growth, improving living conditions, the provision of education and the reduction of poverty.
Senegal continues to enhance and strengthen it's democracy by safeguarding a free and dynamic multi-party system and by maintaining an institutional environment that favours the growth of numerous independent media and remains deeply committed to a culture of tolerance and ethnic and religious harmony.
President Wade is determined to aid in the prevention, management and resolution of the numerous conflicts that beleaguer Africa, so that the continent may enjoy lasting peace.
www.liberal-international.org /editorial.asp?ia_id=693   (545 words)

  
 Senegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Niasse produced records of "[a] visible replacement, on certain official documents, of the green star of the central yellow stripe of the national flag by a golden baobab" and of "the non-performance of the national anthem during official ceremonies".
The author recall that the national flag of Senegal is widely used during national ceremonies and other celebrations, but he deplores the use of untrue flags made by some manufacturers that do not respect the position of the stripes and the star.
The author eventually reminds his readers that the national flag of Senegal "as an independent state" is made of three "equidistant" vertical stripes green-yellow-red with a five-pointed star in the middle of the yellow stripe (but he does not say explicitly the colour of the star !).
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/sn.html   (1586 words)

  
 Senegal
Senegal is a republic with a strong presidency, weak legislature, reasonablyindependent judiciary, and multiple political parties.
Senegal is divided into 10 administrative regions, each headed by agovernor appointed by and responsible to the president.
Senegal's adjustment efforts were funded primarily by a stand-byagreement from the IMF, which was replaced, in August 1994, by a three-year enhancedstructural adjustment facility for U.S. $192 million.
clinton4.nara.gov /Africa/senegal.html   (1902 words)

  
 Senegal
Senegal is a republic with a strong presidency, weak legislature, reasonably independent judiciary, and multiple political parties.
Senegal's principal political party is the Socialist Party (name changed from Senegalese Progressive Union in 1976 after having joined the Socialist International), founded in 1949 by Leopold Senghor and now led by President Diouf.
Senegal's adjustment efforts were funded primarily by a stand-by agreement from the IMF, which was replaced, in August 1994, by a three-year enhanced structural adjustment facility for U.S. $192 million.
clinton2.nara.gov /Africa/senegal.html   (2006 words)

  
 Democratic Party leader assumes office as president of Senegal
For the first time in Senegal's history the elections were forced to a second ballot, as Diouf failed to obtain a vote of over 50 percent.
Diouf won the elections in 1983 with 83.5 percent, in 1988 with 73.2 percent and in 1993 with 58.4 percent.
President Jacques Chirac is more likely to help: he is godfather to Diouf's youngest daughter and we hear of financial cooperation between Chirac's Gaullist Rassemblement pour la Républic and Diouf's PS.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/apr2000/sene-a05.shtml   (1052 words)

  
 History of Senegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Islam established itself in the Senegal River valley in the 11th century; 95% of Senegalese today are Muslims.
In January 1959, Senegal and the French Soudan merged to form the Mali Federation, which became fully independent on June 20, 1960, as a result of the independence and the transfer of power agreement signed with France on April 4, 1960.
Senegal is divided into 11 administrative regions, each headed by a governor appointed by and responsible to the president.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/senegal.html   (564 words)

  
 A short history of Senegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Present-day Senegal becomes in the fourteenth century part of Mali: it forms the centre of this country.
Senegal becomes a constituent part of French West Africa in 1904.
Senegal becomes part of the Mali Federation in 1959, but shortly after the independence of the Mali Federation in 1960 Senegal leaves the Federation.
www.electionworld.org /history/senegal.htm   (440 words)

  
 Sénégal - Introduction
Senegal is drained by three major rivers: the Sénégal in the north and the Gambia and Casamance in the south.
Although Senegal did not become officially a French colony until 1948, the French started running the country as far back as the middle of the 17th century, when they started establishing trading posts on the coast of Sénégal.
In a multiparty election in 1993, President Diouf was elected to a five-year term.
www.si.umich.edu /chico/UMS/Drummers/senegal.html   (708 words)

  
 afrol News - French President visiting Senegal
President Chirac was received by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade upon arrival at Dakar International Airport.
President Chirac's visit to Senegal therefore is aimed at re-boosting ties with the ex-colony.
Senegal is expected to increase its role as a French ally in West Africa after ties with Côte d'Ivoire have deteriorated gravely due to armed confrontations between the French peacekeepers in the country and the Ivorian army.
www.afrol.com /printable_article/15513   (587 words)

  
 senegal - ppu infrormation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Senegal became a territory of French West Africa in 1902 and a French Overseas Territory in 1946, when it gained its own governing assembly and representation in the French parliament.
Senegal's southern province of Casamance, which borders on Guinea-Bissau, began waging a low-level war for independence in 1982.
Senegal's newly-appointed president, Abdoulaye Wade, had his first meeting with MFDC leaders at the end of the year.
www.ppu.org.uk /war/countries/africa/senegal.html   (665 words)

  
 Senegal
Senegal is a young country where half the population is under 20.
Senegal also is famous for its talented artisans who can be found in the major markets, creating and selling their wares.
Senegal, situated in West Africa, was among the countries that pioneered democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
us-africa.tripod.com /senegal.html   (2991 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Senegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Senegal is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south.
Senegal is a republic with a powerful presidency; the president is elected every seven years, amended in 2001 to every five years, by universal adult suffrage.
Senegal also has 65 political parties which contribute to development of the country through working towards a successful transition to democracy in the country, and even among other developing countries on the African continent.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/senegal   (2249 words)

  
 Online NewsHour Update: President Visits Senegal, Condemns Slavery -- July 8, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Speaking at a former prison in Senegal Tuesday, President Bush condemned the slave trade that brought millions of Africans to the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
President Bush said further that those who participated in the slave trade should not be excused for simply living the values of a different era because many of their contemporaries took abolitionist stands.
President Bush has said his administration is committed to helping Liberia, a nation formed in 1847 by freed American slaves, attain peace.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/bush_slavery_07-08-03.html   (459 words)

  
 USAID: Senegal
Senegal is also one of the few countries in the world to have succeeded thus far in containing the spread of HIV/AIDS (HIV prevalence is estimated at 1.7%).
In sum, Senegal is important to U.S. interests as a stable democracy, a key African ally in the fight against terrorism and a proactive opinion leader on the continent.
Senegal's development challenge is thus to: (1) create more productive opportunities without overexploiting the natural resource base; (2) improve accessibility and quality of education and primary health care; and (3) deepen democratic values and strengthen democratic processes, particularly at the local level and in the Casamance.
www.usaid.gov /pubs/cbj2003/afr/sn   (965 words)

  
 Senegal (09/06)
Senegal is a secular republic with a strong presidency, weak legislature, reasonably independent judiciary, and multiple political parties.
Senegal has well-developed though costly port facilities, an international airport serving 28 international airlines that serves as a regional hub, and advanced telecommunications infrastructure, including a fiber optics backbone and cellular phone penetration approaching 10% of the population.
Senegal took a strong position against terrorism in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the U.S., and in October 2001 hosted a conference establishing the African Pact Against Terrorism.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2862.htm   (3589 words)

  
 UNESCO - President Wade of Senegal to receive the 2005 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize
The President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, was chosen today as the laureate of UNESCO’s 2005 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize by an international jury presided by former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate Henry Kissinger.
Elected to the Presidency on March 19, 2000, he is one of the instigators of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
The international jury of the prize is composed of eminent personalities including the former President of Portugal Mario Soares, Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, the former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, and the former French Justice Minister Jean Foyer.
portal.unesco.org /en/ev.php-URL_ID=28829&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (389 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Football | African Cup of Nations | President backs Senegal
President Abdoulaye Wade has presented Senegal's football captain Pape Malick Diop with the country's flag as they head to the Cup of Nations in Tunisia.
Senegal's French coach Guy Stephan is also confident of his teams chances in Tunisia.
Senegal continued their warm-up to the tournament with a 2-1 win over South Africa on Sunday.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/africa/3410425.stm   (211 words)

  
 President of Senegal visits FAO
The President was accompanied by six Ministers and two Under-Secretaries of State.
The purpose of the one-day visit was to inform President Wade of FAO's major activities relevant to food production and agriculture in Africa, and to reinforce the collaboration between Senegal and the Organization.
Senegal also participates in FAO's South-South Cooperation programme, which allows developing countries to benefit from the expertise and experience of other developing countries, in cooperation with FAO.
www.fao.org /newsroom/en/news/2004/41647   (329 words)

  
 Oxfam America: President of Senegal Supports Make Trade Fair Campaign
The president of Senegal lent his support to the fair trade movement at FIARA, the International Agricultural Fair held in Dakar earlier this month.
President Abdoulaye Wade signed an Oxfam petition urging richer countries to end distorting farm subsidies and dumping on less developed countries.
This past summer Oxfam's producer allies in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso sent a petition with 250,000 signatures to Trade Ministers of their respective countries in anticipation for the WTO 5th ministerial conference in Cancun.
www.oxfamamerica.org /Plone/contents/art7030.html   (404 words)

  
 Contemporary Senegalese Politics
Even though the situation in Senegal at the very beginning of this period was pretty much different, as the country implemented a parlimentary regime, this was not going to last longer.
Leopold Sedar Senghor was born the 9th of October 1906 in Joal Senegal.
After an unsuccessful experience of the Federation of Mali (Senegal and French Soudan), Senghor became the first President of Senegal, when the country obtained independence from France in 1960.
www.msu.edu /~seneibra/senegal/plan.html   (1394 words)

  
 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Africa - SENEGAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There was a notable reduction in reports of extrajudicial executions, ''disappearances'' and torture by the security forces as compared to the period before the present government came to power in April 2000.
In March President Wade asked the judicial authorities to release all detainees held in connection with the Casamance conflict.
President Wade immediately ordered an investigation which concluded in November that the police may have been responsible for this death.
web.amnesty.org /web/ar2002.nsf/afr/senegal!Open   (813 words)

  
 President of Senegal
The flag of the president of the Republic of Senegal was of equal design as the national flag with initials of the president in fl added around the star.
In 1945, Senghor was elected deputy of Senegal at the Constituant Assembly and published his first anthology of poems "Chants d'ombre" (Shadow songs).
After the breakdown of the Mali Federation, he became the first president of Senegal in 1960 (until 1981).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/sn-pres.html   (336 words)

  
 News: President of Senegal visits Oxford
He argued that this was not going to succeed in transforming African countries, and that the way forward was massive investment in education and training, which is a main aim of NEPAD, and an opening up to private capital.
He said that Senegal reserves 35 per cent of its budget for education and training, and that he intends to move towards 50 per cent.
President Wade described it as a 'new lease of life' for Africa.
www.admin.ox.ac.uk /po/news/2003-04/dec/02b.shtml   (220 words)

  
 Senegal (Harpers.org)
President Bush was photographed holding hands with the president of Senegal.
The president of Brazil visited Senegal, where he apologized for Brazil's role in the slave trade.
Officials in Senegal, concerned about the encroaching desert, were considering a proposal to plant a three-mile-wide, 4,375-mile-long wall of trees.
harpers.org /Senegal.html   (156 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Senegal: Investigation Into Killing Ordered (Page 1 of 4)
Diouf had been president of Senegal for 20 years and was leader of the Senegalese Socialist Party (SP) which had been at the helm of the country since independence in 1960.
Friday president Wade gave a comprehensive and wide-ranging bilingual interview in French and English to a group of local, continental and international journalists -- including Ofeibea Quist-Arcton of AllAfrica.com -- at the presidential palace in the capital, Dakar.
In the interview the Senegalese president presented his views on a diverse array of subjects that included his architectural vision for the city of Dakar, Senegal's perceived success in its campaign against AIDS, and his wider hopes and plans for Africa.
allafrica.com /stories/200102060262.html   (915 words)

  
 afrol News - EU President visits Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso
It was the first visit of a European Commission President to Senegal since 1991, and Senegal is one of the EU's main partners in West Africa.
He is addressing the National Assemblies of Senegal and Burkina Faso and he will further meet with the President of the Commission of UEMOA (Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa), Moussa Touré, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
He particularly thanked Senegal and President Wade for the role they had plaid in creating and maintaining peace in Africa, mentioning the resolution of the conflicts in Liberia, Madagascar, Côte d'Ivoire and, very recently, Guinea-Bissau.
www.afrol.com /printable_article/10456   (814 words)

  
 Senegal
Senegal is mainly a low-lying country, with a semidesert area in the north and northeast and forests in the southwest.
Although Senegal is neither a large nor a strategically located country, it has nonetheless played a prominent role in African politics since its independence.
Senegal, river, Africa - Senegal, river, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) long, formed in SW Mali, W Africa, by the confluence of the...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107951.html   (829 words)

  
 Senegal to Host Interfaith Dialogue Meet
Senegal is among several African and other countries that have moved to the DQ.
President Wade said besides the Kingdom, other Arab countries have also pledged their support for the OIC conference.
Senegal, he pointed out, has a strong case for organizing the event, since 95 percent of its population is Muslim and had a Christian as the president of Senegal for 12 years.
www.arabnews.com /?page=1§ion=0&article=59410&d=23&m=2&y=2005&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom   (294 words)

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