WBEZ | Senegal http://www.wbez.org/tags/senegal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Senegal hailed as shining example of democracy following elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-27/AP120325080600.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/03/201232651851622643.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Macky Sall</a> won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader <a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/633754/Abdoulaye-Wade" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Abdoulaye Wade</a>. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country. Many Senegalese feared he wouldn't leave power, but Wade conceded defeat several hours after the ballots had been counted. <em>Worldview </em>talks with Columbia professor <a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/french/department/fac_bios/diagne.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Souleymane Bachir Diagne</a> about what the new presidency means for Senegal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 Senegalese head to the polls this weekend amid growing protest http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-24/AP120223120870.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There is mounting anger in the streets of Senegal ahead of this Sunday’s elections. &nbsp;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.&nbsp; <em>Worldview</em> takes a look at the election issues and the candidates, which include a world music star, with <a href="http://www.mville.edu/mymville/faculty-aamp-staff/profiles/full-time-faculty/mbodj-mohamed.html" target="_blank">Mohamed Mbodj</a>, professor of history at Manhattanville College.</p></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719