"Dimitra" clubs serve to give women and young people the chance to see their ideas realized. They’ve been set up in a range of countries around Africa. Residents vote in democratic meetings to decide for instance how to protect soil from erosion.
What does Senegal have in common with Nigeria regarding elections? Very little if anything. The former is regarded as a stable democracy, the latter is not. But experts say Abuja and Dakar can learn from each other.
Senegalese voters chose from just five candidates in its presidential election after two were barred from the vote. Current President Macky Sall is the favorite to win.
On Sunday, Senegal will elect a new president. Five candidates are running, each with a specific program. Former president Abdoulaye Wade called for protests against the polls after his son was banned from running.
The outcome of the first round of the presidential vote in the West African country is unclear. Hours after opposition figures said a second round would be required, a presidential ally said incumbent Macky Sall had won.
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