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Police Chief of Kismayu murdered today in cold blood by Gunmen

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Mogadishu (Somalia) Gunmen in Somalia, Sunday shot dead the police chief of the southern port town of Kismayo, APA has learnt.

It was not clear why Col. Abdi Mohamed Abdulle was targeted, but local resident suggest it may due to the leading role he played in helping the transitional government troops to boot the Islamists out of the town.

Somalia has not had a functioning national government since 1991 as militias have apportioned and control several fiefdoms.

Col. Abdulle’s relatives said a member of his body guards was used to carry out the assassination.

The body guard, armed with an Ak 47 rifle forced his way into the police commisioner’s house in Kismayo and wounded him, said Ali Bashi, the head of the Fanole Human right organization.

He explained that Abdulle was hit with a single bullet on the leg and subsequently died due to heavy bleeding.

The gunman then rushed and boarded into a waiting Toyota pick-up with dozens of other armed gunmen protecting him.

Insecurity, organized crime and lawlessness have reached alarming proportions in Somalia since the formation of the transitional government.

On Wednesday, a leading Somali human right activist from the same region was shot dead.

The UN and the human right groups condemned the killing of Isse Abdi Isse, whom they said was shot dead by two gunmen while drinking tea near a hotel where he was staying in the capital, Mogadishu.

“Isse championed human rights abuses in the region for many years and his death is undoubtedly a loss to all Somalis who at this time are seeking peace and reconciliation,” said Eric Laroche, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Somalia.

Laroche said civil society groups were increasingly becoming the targets of attacks because of the work they were doing in the country.

Isse was the chairman and founder of the Kasima Peace and Development Organisation, which was based in the southern port city of Kismayo.

In a bid to guarantee the security of Kismayo after the withdrwal of Ethiopian troops from the region, government authorities in the region ordered the security forces to kill anyone they suspected of posing a threat to peace in the coastal province near the Kenyan border.

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Norway normalises relationship with the new unity government of Palestine

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

According to a press release from the Norwegian foreign ministry, “Norway welcomes the formation of the Palestinian Unity Government.”

“In its programme, the Unity Government is taking important steps towards complying with the international community’s demands. Norway will thus on this basis re-establish political and economic relations with the Palestinian Government,” said Mr Jonas Gahr Støre.

“On the basis of the new government’s political platform, Norway expects the Palestinian authorities to respect basic international standards as regards compliance with previously concluded agreements, renunciation of violence and recognition of Israel’s right to exist. It is now important that the new government in practice continues reconciliation efforts among the Palestinians and implements political and economic reforms,” said the Foreign Minister.

Norway has consistently supported President Mahmoud Abbas’s efforts to find democratic national solutions that will unify the Palestinian people.

“I congratulate President Abbas on what has now been achieved. We will continue to support the President actively in his efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state free of occupation. I support US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in her efforts to initiate negotiations between President Abbas and Prime Minister Olmert,” the Foreign Minister continued.

“The formation of a Palestinian Unity Government is a historic event. The alternative to this government would be continued violence and unrest in the Palestinian territory. It is essential that the Unity Government gains control of the security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, and that the rocket attacks on Israeli areas cease. Norway calls on the Unity Government to make an active effort to secure Corporal Shalit’s release. This is necessary in order to continue President Abbas’ dialogue policy vis-à-vis Israel,” said the Foreign Minister.

“Norway will deal with members of the new Palestinian Government as representatives of a broad and representative Unity Government. Norway upholds its demands on Hamas as an organisation,” said Mr Støre.

“Norway calls on the international community to work constructively with the Palestinian Authorities. We particularly call on Israel to take a constructive approach to the Unity Government, for example by releasing withheld Palestinian revenues from taxes and fees and by increasing the freedom of movement for the Palestinian population,” said Foreign Minister Støre.

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“Why only a few selected schools in Kenya often appear on top ten lists every year?

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

There are certain things that one would not understand, unless some research is done to establish the truth.

Recently, I mooted an idea, which questioned, why only a few selected schools in Kenya often appear on top ten lists every year but the idea was pushed aside because nobody has done a research to establish why that happens.

In my argument I raised some fundamental issues, which were based on past happenings.

I questioned why during the days when there was A and O’ level exams were done in Kenya, if one happened to have joined the so called top schools, he or she would pass so well, but if they missed to join the same school or another top school, she or he would flop and actually miserably.

What I raised again was that most of the top achievers from such schools, if join university degree courses post either poor results, or hardly complete their courses successfully.

Complete their course giving all sorts of excuses. Others drop out of the course. Why? Yet in their Form Four exams, they score very highly… what is the problem?

Can we research on this?

By Zachary Ochuodho

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Kenyan politics is tricky and it amuses at times like we now move to unite ODM-Kenya’s Raila and The Kikuyu community

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Politics can really be amusing. There is nothing that can be left unturned especially if the turning of a thing can produce votes in a hotly contested political seat as that of the presidency.

The Kenya Standard has reported that Raila Odinga’s first son has wedded a relative of the founding father of the nation MzeeJomo Kenyatta. It is not that one wants to look at it as a strategy to get some of the Kikuyu votes to go to Raila because now the connection through the son is official. Observers howwever, will not be stopped from raining out speculations to that effec and such speculations will be difficult to ignore, because it is happening now when there is speculations as to how ODM-Kenya and Raila, seen as a Luo magnet in terms of votes from the Luo community, will try to get some Kikuyu votes netted by the ODM-K machinery.

Raila is quoted by the Standard saying that the youth have now shown the way by entering into a union by marriage and become a unit in an effort to overcome tribalism in Kenya. This is very interesting that the wedding is seen as uniting the Luo and the Kikuyu in an election year s that Kenya beats tribalism.

No one is saying it is wrong for Raila’s son to mary a relative from Kenyatta’s side. It is a good thing, but to start to politicise it as Raila did durng the ceremony is uncalled for, especially now when the country is experiencing cross-country politicking by the presidential hopefuls.

The other ODM-K presidential candidates must be planning their move also. Maybe they too have daughters or sons that will soon wed into other tribes to get roots in other communities in order to be able, on equal terms, to fight it out with Raila, who now has a score higher than them in presidential race on who should be ODM-K flag bearer, due to his roots stretched by his first born Fidel Odhiambo Castro into the Kikuyu community through Veronicah Wanjiru Nganga. 

African Press in Norway congratulates the couple and wishes them well in their marriage.

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Corrupt and unethical behaviour is rampant within ANC leadership

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Johannesburg (South Africa) The ruling African National Congress (ANC) Friday expressed concern about the endemic corrupt and unethical behaviour among its leadership and other members in business, APA has learnt.

In a draft discussions document titled “Revolutionary Morality and Ethics of the ANC,” which was released on Friday in preparation for its upcoming policy conference in June, the ANC also acknowledged that its internal disciplinary systems are ineffective and that its name is being tarnished.

Its national executive committee (NEC) – the highest decision-making body between conferences – has raised concerns on Friday that “the ANC does not act on time or firmly in cases of corruption, even when comrades have admitted guilt. A consequence of this is the embarrassment of people being arrested while in office”.

In the draft document, the ANC says new regulations for leaders and members who are not in government must be “punitive, be applied on time and firmly, and thus become a deterrent to deviant behaviour”.

The ruling party admits that those caught for corrupt practices are frustrating the organisation by taking advantage of the lengthy judicial process.

The draft document also says : “Things drift. Problems are exacerbated rather than contained. The name of the organisation is dragged through the mud. Cadres learn ways of dragging issues and make use of the country’s legal process to delay, if not frustrate, the movement’s own processes. We rely exclusively on the disciplinary committee of the movement.

“The disciplinary committee is not able to be proactive, timely and decisive. Cadres have made creative use of the concept of innocent until proven guilty and other constructs of the legal system such as due process.”

The ANC says that despite having set up institutions such as the Public Protector, and formulated laws and regulations to curb corruption, there are still loopholes in dealing with members who do not hold public office.

“The challenge is enforcement. We have relied on various mechanisms for encouraging our ethical rules’” said Smuts Ngonyama, the ANC’s spokesperson.

While he said the executive has got its own methods and sanctions that are located in the cabinet and the public service. Parliament also has its own process. However, he said all those enforcement instruments are not in the hands of the ANC, even though the party may have significant influence on them.

The draft document is expected to be discussed by the national executive committee of the ANC, which is meeting in Johannesburg this weekend.

The organisation says it will develop guidelines for its members and leaders, especially its top six officials, modelled along the executive ethics and rules that regulate cabinet members’ business and other interests.

For government officials and public servants, the ANC suggests a cooling-off period to prevent them from pursuing business interests in the same field, but proposes “adequate compensation” for loss of opportunity.

 

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Journalists lost the case against the government

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Lusaka (Zambia) Zambia’s highest court threw out a lawsuit against the state brought by six journalists groups nearly three years ago during a ruling pronounced in the capital Lusaka Thursday.

The journalists had sued the state for its failure to put in place boards of directors for the public owned Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

After parliament passed two laws nearly four years ago that allowed the transformation of the ZNBC from a state broadcaster to a public broadcaster and created the IBA.

The journalists wanted the boards constituted immediately as recommended by the law to run the IBA.

After various organisations submitted names of representatives to sit on the boards, the Information Minister refused to have their names ratified claiming she had a problems with some of the nominees.

This prompted the media groups to sue the state so that a court could compel the government to accept the nominees.

The Lusaka High Court ruled in favour of the journalists last year and ordered the government to ratify the names as they were.

Ths, however, prompted the state to appeal to the Supreme Court against the ruling.

In Thursday’s judgement Chief Justice Ernest Sakala sitting with four other judges read out a 38-page ruling that overturned the High Court’s earlier judgement.

Justice Sakala said the government has every right to veto the names of the members of the board that it is uncomfortable with.

He said the minister could not just be a conveyer belt that accepted names of people without question.

According the ZNBC and IBA Acts, the members of their boards are drawn from various stakeholders such as the church, civil society and the labour movement.

The six media groups that sued the state are the Press Association of Zambia (PAZA), the Zambia Media Women’s Association (ZAMWA), the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Zambia), the Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ), the Society of Senior Zambian Journalists (SSJZ) and the Post Newspaper.

 

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Ugandan minister loses appeal in the highest court in the land and as a result he will loose his parliamentary seat

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Kampala (Uganda) Uganda’s information and national guidance minister, Kirunda Kivenjinja, on Friday lost an appeal to overturn a court ruling that nullified his election to parliament.

A high court judge, Justice Kibuuka Musoke, ordered fresh elections to fill his Bugweri constituency seat.

In October last year, the high court in Jinja in eastern Uganda nullified Kivejinja’s election on the grounds that it was fraught with irregularities ranging from voter intimidation and violence to non-compliance to the electoral law.

Kivejinja’s election was challenged by the former area member of parliament, Abdul Katuntu, a lawyer.

Kivejinja appealed against the ruling on the basis that Justice Kibuuka Musoke relied on unfounded allegations to make his judgment.

But a panel of three judges of the Appeals Court in Kampala concurred with the high court ruling.

The judgment, read by Justice Bahigeine Mpagi, recalled Kivejinja’s admission in the high court that he recruited and trained cadres of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Bugweri constituency to mobilize support for the party.

The judges ruled that the recruitment of NRM cadres was a recipe for violence. They said the claim that Kivejinja recruited them to conduct civic education was untrue.

The judges came to the unanimous conclusion that the Electoral Commission failed to perform its constitutional and legal mandate to conduct a free and fair election.

They questioned Justice Kibuuka Musoke’s decision to exonerate the commission with regard to the widespread violence, intimidation and torture that occurred during the elections in Bugweri.

The judges ruled that it was the duty of the commission to ensure that the election was conducted in an atmosphere in which the will of the electorate was not subverted.

 

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Germany has urged Kenya to speed up constitutional reforms

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Nairobi (Kenya) The German ambassador to Kenya has called for speedy completion of the stalled constitution reforms process in the country.

Walter Lindner said on Friday in Nairobi that Kenya would be able to realize more of its potential with a new constitution in place.

“Kenya will realize its social, economic and political goals with a new constitution in place,” said Lindner.

Speaking during the launch of a publication by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Kenya chapter, the ambassador commended the government for enhancing the democratic space in the country.

He noted that the government has made great strides in upholding freedom of expression including freedom of the press.

At the same function, ICJ Kenya chapter chairman Wilfred Nderitu said the constitution reforms remain a thorny issue with the various judicial institutions including the attorney general’s office and the courts struggling to become independent.

The ICJ publication, titled “Reinforcing judicial and legal institutions”, is aimed at monitoring and analyzing judicial reforms in Kenya and the East African region.

Other key institutions under review include the East Africa Court of Justice, national electoral commissions and commissions on human rights.

 

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Anti-corruption body in Kenya appeals to parliamentarians not to reduce its powers

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Nairobi (Kenya) The Kenya anti-corruption authority on Friday appealed to parliament not to curtail its powers of investigation.

In a press conference in Nairobi, the chairman of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Board said any attempts to curtail its powers would go against the United Nations Conventions against Corruption, which Kenya was the first to sign and ratify.

The chairman, Allan Ngugi, said that to change the law would weaken the commission’s effectiveness to investigate and detect corruption and economic crimes in the country.

Ngugi was reacting to threats made this week by the chairman of the parliamentary committee on the administration of justice and legal affairs that the committee will propose amendments to the Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 so that the commission would have no power to ask suspects to declare their wealth and how they acquired it.

Ngugi noted that countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Britain and United States have embraced laws with similar provisions similar to those granted to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate and detect corruption related cases.

The parliamentary committee chairman, Paul Muite, had said the committee will propose amendments to the anti-corruption law to repeal provisions which he alleged are against the constitution and to obligate the commission “to carry out investigations and not to ask people to incriminate themselves”.

 

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National Electoral Commission in Nigeria has cleared 24 nominees that is said to qualify for April presidential elections

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Lagos (Nigeria) The Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Maurice Iwu, late Thursday said that only 24 out of the 27 nominations received from the political parties for the April presidential elections were qualified to contest the elections.

Iwu said in Abuja that the candidates cleared for the elections met the provisions of the Nigerian constitution and the Electoral Act on qualifications for presidential elections.

He disclosed that the Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is the presidential candidate of the Action Congress (AC), did not make the list of the candidates cleared, because the constitution precluded him as he did not meet the constitutional requirements.

The two other candidates not cleared by the commission were Alhaji Tajudeen Ariori of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), and Dr Sanni Mustapha of the Peoples Redemption Party.

The other two candidates, who were not cleared by the commission, were Alhaji Tajudeen Ariori of Allied Congress Party (ACPN), and Dr Sanni Mustapha of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

Some of the prominent candidates and their running mates cleared for the presidential election include Umaru Yar’adua and Dr Goodluck Jonathan Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Edwin Ume-Ezeoke for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Professor Patrick Utomi and Ibrahim Musa of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Orji Kalu and Inuwa Abdukadir of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and Chief Sunny Okogwu and Hajia Larai Umaru of the Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN).

Iwu also announced the pending release of the names of those nominated for the National Assembly election on April 21.

He reiterated that the commission “does not disqualify any candidate but it is the constitution which would preclude them once they run foul of the law”.

Meanwhile, INEC has appealed against the judgment of a Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja delivered on March 7, which stated that the electoral body had no power to disqualify any candidates from contesting the April elections.

 

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Corruption Stigma Comes Haunting ODM-Kenya on London Trip!

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Corruption stigma came haunting at least two ODM-Kenya presidential candidates during the failed London trip, planned for the candidates. The British government was not amused by William Ruto visa application to travel to London and going by the reports in Kenya dailies, they refused to grant him a visa. Musila Mudavadi might have foreseen the fate that befell his counterpart Ruto and cleverly declined to be part of the group travelling to London. In this instance, the British government demonstrated its distaste for corruption irrespective which quarter it comes from – the government or the opposition. But has the Kenyans and their leaders inculcated such a dislike for corruption? The few instances below show that this is not the case. We glorify corruption when it involves the leaders, especially those in the opposition.

Firstly, it was disturbing to see the insensitivity by the ODM presidential candidates who had the audacity to claim that they failed to undertake the trip in support of Ruto who was denied a visa. Either this portrays their naivety or the lip service they pay to the war on corruption. At least there is no greatness in showing solidarity with any form of corruption either alleged or proved. They even tried to allege that the Ministry of Justice had a hand in it by leaking a list to the British Embassy in Kenya. The same blame game as always, no taking responsibility. But the Minister of Justice Martha Karua, in her character, could not take this and she responded “if I had done it the list would have been longer”.

Secondly, Kenyans seem to accept “the solidarity with Ruto” explanation by the ODM candidates without any critical reflection. They did not question why leaders would support Ruto or another person on corruption claims. Shouldn’t Kenyans have expected to hear from the leaders “let everyone carry their own cross”? Remember the Murungaru case how he was disowned by all. Are Kenyans so gullible to allow their leaders to easily cheat them on this one?

Thirdly, the media also is guilty of insensitivity to corruption when it does not involve the government. Unlike the critical media we witness, when corruption is from the government quarters – just remember the Murungaru case again – this time round the media conspired to remain silent. Is it that corruption is only serious or distasteful when it involves the government of the day and not those in the yesterdays government? Why double moral standards on the war against corruption by the media?

Fourthly, Raila Odinga tried to explain Rutos corruption charges away to his London audience by invoking rule of law. That is a clever way to handle the issue. But the hypocrisy is clear when the same leader does not give his opponents the same benefit of “innocent until proved guilty”. Rule of law is a sword and it cuts both ways – for Rutos and Murungarus. Again why double moral standards?

Fifthly, even the defender of human rights, Maina Kiai, has not seen it necessary to tell the leaders off, as is his character when the government is involved. The solidarity shown by these leaders is so distasteful to the war against corruption that Maina Kiai or the National Commission for Human Rights s silence is abominable. Again why double moral standards?

As we have stated in this blog, the fight against corruption cannot be won without a clear dislike for it. To fight corruption effectively, we should not condone it at all. It is necessary to reject leaders involved in corruption whether alleged or proved. We should borrow a leaf from the British government and show our distaste for corruption by locking out those with corruption tags from public and elective offices and not support them. In the case above, the society failed to tell Ruto and his counterparts that corruption is not acceptable in the highest office or any other office in the country. In fact, there is a need for a law that clearly bars and bans anyone involved in corruption from running for any public and elective office until the corruption allegations or charges are cleared. The call for minimum reforms should include such a provision or law.

My Photo<Story by Dr Stephen Karanja. The writer is a lawyer based in Oslo, Norway

 

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Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre hosts 10 African Foreign Ministers in Oslo tomorrow, Monday

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The Norwegian minister for foreign affairs Jonas Gahr Støre will be the host on Monday the 19th of March when 10 African ministers assemble in Oslo for a summit on peace, security and climate change.

The meeting will focus on peace and security in the African Continent according to a a press release by the Norwegian foreign affairs ministry.

Africa is struggling with many conflicts and the security in the continents is not at the top. Many governments face a lot of challenges trying to maintain law and order.

The countries that will be represented in Oslo by their foreign ministers are South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Botswana, Mali, Benin and Lesotho.

Recently, the presidents of Tanzania  and Mozambique undetook official visits to the Norwegian capital and held talks with the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Their discussons dwelt on bilateral cooperation in the fields of development and investment, sectors that need to be given priority in the two Afrcian nations – Tanzania and Mozambique.

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Islamic Development Bank gives loan to Mali for electrification project

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Bamako (Mali) The Malian government signed with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) a loan agreement worth 2.9 billion CFA francs for the financing of a rural electrification project of secondary cities in Mali, APA learnt Thursday from official sources in Bamako.

The financing intends to improve the living conditions of the people through the installation of a street lighting system in larger towns, each with over 5,000 inhabitants.

According to an official release, the creation of an “environment favourable to the promotion of socio-economic activities” should ensure the development of rural electrification.

The first phase of the project will cover seven cities in the central and north-east of the country.

The loan agreement between the Malian government and the IDB was signed on 4 February in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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National coach announces players that will meet Tanzanians in qualifying matches

Posted by African Press International on March 18, 2007

Dakar (Senegal) The Senegalese national coach, the French-Polish Henry Kasperszak, published the list of the 21 players selected to face Tanzania in Group 7 on 24 March in the Senegalese capital, in the third leg of the qualifying matches for the African Nations Cup (CAN) 2008.

The coach summoned the players who had boycotted the friendly match between Senegal and Benin played on 7 February in Rouen, in France.

They are El Hhadji Diouf and Abdoulaye Diagne Faye of Bolton, Lamine Diatta (Sainte-Etienne), Habib Beye and Mamadou Niang ( Marseilles), Tony Sylva (Lille) and Diomansi Kamara (West Bromswich Albion).

Kasperzak said Friday at a press conference in Dakar that the choice of these players could be justified by the importance of the match “which requires the presence of all these players who are the basis of the team and who are doing great in their respective clubs”.

Besides these big names, there are also young players such as Massamba Le Sambou (Monaco), Bayel Sall ( Saint-Etienne) and Demba Toure (Grasshoppers, Switzerland).

“All those summoned are very motivated to play the match which is very important in a group where all the teams have value,” he stressed.

“It is true that Tanzania has surprised everyone, but it deserves its place as leader of the group.”

The Lions of Teranga start their camp next Monday in Dakar.

Following the two days of the competition, Senegal (3 pts, +1) is second behind Tanzania (4 pts), but in front of Togo (3 pts) and Mozambique (1 Pt) in Group 7.

The 21 summoned players are :

Goalkeepers : Tony Mario Sylva (Lille, France), Khadim Faye (Boavista, Portugal), Latyr Ndiaye (US Ouakam , Senegal)

Defenders : Habib Beye (Marseilles, France), Rolls Diatta (Saint-Etienne, France), Nguirane Ndaw (Sochaux, France), Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Bolton, England), Ibrahima Faye (Troyes, France), Massamba Lo Sambou (Monaco, France), Pascal Mendy (FC Kaunas, Russia)

Mid-fielders : Pape Bouba Diop (Fulham, England),

Bayal Sall (Saint-Etienne, France), Malick Ba (FC Basle, Switzerland), Frederic Mendy (Bastia, France ), Ousmane Ndoye (Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia)

Attackers : El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf (Bolton, England), Mamadou Niang (Marseilles, France), Pape Waigo Ndiaye (Cesena, Italy), Demba Toure (Grasshoppers, Switzerland), Diomansi Kamara (West Bromswich, England), Henri Camara (Wigan, England).

 

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