SENEGAL UNREST

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STORY: SENEGAL UNRESTDATELINE: Jan. 28, 2012LENGTH: 0:00:31LOCATION: DakarCATEGORY: POLITICSPICSenegal's Constitutional Council on Friday validated the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade for the presidential elections set on Feb. 26.It also rejected the validity of Wade's challenger, popular musician Youssou N'Dour.But shortly after the announcement, supporters of the opposition violently took to the streets in the capital Dakar, blocking roads and burning tyres.They also clashed with security forces.Violence was also reported in other cities in the west African nation.The 85-year-old Wade has already served two terms since 2000. Earlier he had pledged to step down this year.The constitution had been amended during Wade's tenure, paving way for him to be re-elected for a third term.
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