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September 14, 2015  West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies
    "Our research shows that three countries alone – Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal – are losing up to $5.8 billion a year. If the rest of ECOWAS lost revenues at similar percentages of their GDP, total revenue losses among the 15 ECOWAS states would amount to $9.6 billion a year [due to tax incentives offered to foreign companies]." - Action Aid and Tax Justice Network Africa

Feb 23, 2012  Senegal: Democracy or Gerontocracy?
    A divided opposition and support from rural areas may yet enable aging and intransigent President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal to win a third term, with a majority in the first round of presidential elections on February 26. But whether this happens or whether the election goes into a second round, urban and youth protests are likely to continue, with uncertain outcomes for Senegal and its reputation as a regional leader in democratic institutions.

Apr 27, 2011  Senegal: Music to Fight Malaria
    Music may seem an unlikely way to fight malaria. But Senegal's highly successful program has relied not only on medical expertise but also on the star power of Youssou N'Dour and a national song competition called "Xeex Sibbiru" (Let's Beat Malaria). Support from prominent figures in the society, including religious leaders as well as music stars, has helped to dramatically increase prevention and treatment coverage.

Dec   7, 2006  Africa: Balancing Act Internet News
Sep 16, 2004  West Africa: Locust Invasion
Nov   4, 2003  Senegal: Debt and Destruction

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

January 15, 2018  Africa/Global: World Trends in Inequality
December 11, 2017  Africa/Global: Paradise Papers, Plus
November 13, 2017  Africa/Global: Counterproductive Counterterrorism
October 30, 2017  Africa/Global: Recent Books Read & Recommended
October 9, 2017  Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets
September 25, 2017  Africa/Global: How Women Lose from Tax Injustice

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2000-09-24 Senegal: Diaspora Meeting
1999-01-04 Senegal: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation
1998-05-23 Senegal: Election Briefing
1997-11-17 Senegal: Manantali Dam

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