Senegal Gripped by Pre-Election Violence

Growing tensions and violent protests have gripped Senegal ahead of the presidential election. Sunday will be a critical day for Senegalese democracy, as voters head to the polls for a very contentious vote.

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Côte d’Ivoire Votes: What is At Stake One Year Later

One year after the presidential election that caused the country to descend into chaos, Côte d'Ivoire held its first parliamentary election since 2000 yesterday, Sunday December 11, amid an opposition boycott of the vote. While the turnout was low, no major incidents were reported.