Police in eastern Senegal have made two dozen arrests and seized knives after clashes in the run-up to presidential elections left at least two dead.
Senegal articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Senegal. Long considered one of Africa's model democracies, Senegal is an electoral democracy. According to Freedom House, the "Senegalese National Observatory of Elections has credibly overseen legislative and presidential polls since creation in 1997". Also see our articles on Africa.
Senegal’s constitutional court has approved five of 27 candidates who filed to run in the Feb. 24 presidential elections, rejecting two major opponents.
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.
Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.
In comparing African countries, those with term limits for the position of the Chief Executive are more likely to have democratic advancements or to be more democratic than those in which there are no term limits.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh agreed to step down, heeding international calls to recognize an election loss
Unique victory on Senegalese Presidential term limits is progress for nation and region
President Macky Sall introduces new government with some new faces including a female Senegal PM
Sunday Mali elections hoped to represent return to democracy and stability in West Africa