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Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is surrounded by supporters and security as he travels between campaign stops in downtrodden suburban neighborhoods of Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Thousands of supporters turned out to see Wade as he held rallies in the Pikine and Guediawaye neighborhoods on Wednesday. Daily protests have rocked the capital after the opposition vowed to render the country ungovernable if 85-year-old Wade runs for a third term in Sunday's elections.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is surrounded by supporters and security as he travels between campaign stops in downtrodden suburban neighborhoods of Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Thousands of supporters turned out to see Wade as he held rallies in the Pikine and Guediawaye neighborhoods on Wednesday. Daily protests have rocked the capital after the opposition vowed to render the country ungovernable if 85-year-old Wade runs for a third term in Sunday's elections.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Pre-election tensions heighten in Dakar

February 24, 2012

Dakar braces for more protests just days before presidential polls in which President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a highly disputed third term which has upset one of Africa's most stable nations.