Hopeful example in Senegal

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    Looks like there will be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power in Senegal, after a free and fair election in which the incumbent President was defeated by his challenger. Both sides accept the outcome. A rare and hopeful example of democracy in Africa.

    BBC News - Macky Sall Senegal election win 'example for Africa'
     
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    Thank goodness Senegal doesn't have any oil.

    That natural resource seems to spawn civil unrest.
     
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    funny how i can usually pick out a 'stan' , but gotta ring up a map for most any African nation these days>
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    Success comes in fits & starts for law in Africa...
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    Despite a rare African success, international law still struggling
    Sat, Jun 02, 2012 - International criminal justice grinds slowly, but it can grind exceedingly small. Former Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor was first indicted in 2003 for crimes against humanity, in a UN court over which I presided. Then, he strutted the world stage as a head of state. Ghana refused our request to arrest him when he visited and Nigeria gave him refuge for several years. There was a general expectation that he would escape trial, but the whirligig of time brings its changes and revenges: on Wednesday Taylor was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment, for aiding and abetting 11 kinds of war crimes and crimes against humanity — ranging from terrorism, rape and murder of civilians, to recruiting child soldiers and child sex slaves.
     
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    Senegal is doing so well these days...as it usually has done.

    It's tourism is booming, it has really clamped down on FGM, and best of all - it is leading the way with democracy, as it has done since the 1960s (?).
     

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