Macky Sall, Senegal’s president, will probably win a second term

The railroad to Diamniadio SEVERAL TIMES a week, police block off Dakar’s roads and 4x4s tear through the Senegalese capital. It is election time and Macky Sall, the president, has no time to waste in pesky traffic jams as he races from opening infrastructure projects to meetings at plush hotels. He need hardly bother.

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Chad: Court Orders Habré Forced Appearance

[JusticeInfo.net] Dakar -After an eventful first day, the Extraordinary African Chambers trying Hissène Habré in Dakar ordered late Monday afternoon that the former Chadian president be brought to court on Tuesday morning by “public security forces”. His lawyers denounced a “militarization” of the proceedings.

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Chad: Chad Refuses to Help Habre Case

[Hirondelle]Arusha -Chad has rejected a cooperation request from the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), further complicating the efforts of this Senegal-based special tribunal to bring to justice those most responsible for crimes committed in Chad under Hissène Habré (1982 -1990).

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West Africa: Red Cross Suspends Guinea Ebola Treatment After Staff Attacked

[AlertNet]Dakar -The Red Cross said it has suspended its Ebola operations in southeast Guinea, where an epidemic of the virus has killed hundreds of people, after its staff were threatened by a group of naked men armed with knives.

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Africa: Illicit Cash Flows Hurting African Economies

[VOA]Dakar -Researchers working with the African Development Bank say that African countries have lost as much as $1.4 trillion in cash leakages over the last 30 years. Much of the lost money is a result of illicit cash flows and corruption, and continues to hinder development in the region.

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