Senegalese president favorite in vote as economy booms

FILE PHOTO - Senegal's President and candidate for the upcoming presidential elections Macky Sall greets his supporters as he arrives to attend his final campaign rally in Dakar, Senegal February 22, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegalese vote on Sunday in an election President Macky Sall is expected to win after strong economic growth in his first term, while rights groups criticize him for squeezing out rivals. Senegal’s small fish-exporting economy expanded more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa, driven by construction […]

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