Senegal, a West African nation reputed as being one of the continent's most stable democracies, held presidential elections Sunday despite earlier violent protests by those angry the incumbent is seeking a third term.
Thousands of rural communities in Senegal have held rallies to end female circumcision.
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Speaking at a former prison in Senegal Tuesday, President Bush condemned the slave trade that brought millions of Africans to the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Senegal's defense and transport ministers resigned Tuesday after the sinking of a state-run ferry off the coast of Gambia last week that left nearly 1,000 people presumed dead.
A storm-blasted ocean ferry sank off the coast of West Africa Thursday night, leaving 88 people dead and 670 missing, believed to be trapped inside the capsized ship.
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