Senegalese head to the polls this weekend amid growing protest

February 24, 2012

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Anti-government protesters face off against a line of riot police in Dakar on Feb. 23

There is mounting anger in the streets of Senegal ahead of this Sunday’s elections.  Voters are angry that President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a third term. They say it violates the constitution, but a court appointed by Wade agreed with the president.  Worldview takes a look at the election issues and the candidates, which include a world music star, with Mohamed Mbodj, professor of history at Manhattanville College.