Riots in Senegal

This item appears on page 21 of the August 2011 issue.
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Normally peaceful Senegal was rocked in June by several riots in the capital of Dakar and other towns. There have been demonstrations against government corruption and the constitutional changes proposed by President Wade, and when protesters attacked government buildings on June 29, military troops were sent in.

Another riot occurred on June 26 when hundreds of Muslim youth burned a Jehovah’s Witness temple and then a bar in an unusual act of religious extremism.

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Normally peaceful Senegal was rocked in June by several riots in the capital of Dakar and other towns. There have been demonstrations against government corruption and the constitutional changes proposed by President Wade, and when protesters attacked government buildings on June 29, military troops were sent in.

Another riot occurred on June 26 when hundreds of Muslim youth burned a Jehovah’s Witness temple and then a bar in an unusual act of religious extremism.