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Dakar: Riot Over Wade’s Bid to Stay in Power

February 22, 2015 · AFP, RUSHES

Senegal’s presidential election, which saw the incumbent concede defeat peacefully, has been hailed as a “great victory for democracy” in Africa.

At least nine people died in riots across a country which had up to then been known as one of the most stable in the region. President Wade was seeking a third term in office despite serving a constitutional limit of two terms.

Covering for Agence France-Presse.