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March 1, 1988
President Abdou Diouf arrested his chief political rival and imposed an overnight curfew on Dakar, Senegal's capital, after violent riots erupted over the unofficial results of the country's presidential election. Diouf, 52, who claimed victory for a second five-year term in the Sunday election, declared a state of emergency when violence broke out between police and supporters of opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade.
April 26, 1989
As tensions mounted over a West African land dispute, gangs of angry Mauritanians in their capital of Nouakchott sacked the shops of Senegalese, forcing the government to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew. In the Senegalese capital of Dakar, 375 miles away, anti-Mauritanian violence was not quelled until the army was called out. The neighboring countries reinforced their troops along their Senegal River border. The violence has been sparked by a dispute over the right of Senegalese to farm on a river island.
May 4, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
African performers from four nations, having survived visa troubles and riots in Senegal, are scheduled to perform tonight at the Boston Opera House. "Africa Oye!" features 42 dancers and musicians from Guinea, Mali, Niger and Zaire who had never performed together until last week. The group was put together by French musicologist Michele Boudon and producer Mel Howard, who have spent three years organizing this display of contemporary indigenous African music and dance. Because most of them perform only for their own communities as part of daily life, most have never been on stage before.
June 22, 2008 | Richard Fausset, P.J. Huffstutter and Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writers
. -- Frayed optimism is the best that flood-weary Midwest residents can cling to after a harrowing month of battering rainstorms and swollen rivers that overtopped sodden levees in Iowa and then in Illinois and Missouri. The signs of economic fallout seem evident from the stark televised images: thousands of acres of fields submerged, towns isolated by muddy moats, barges and trains stalled, families left homeless.
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