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Monday, 5 March, 2001, 15:02 GMT
Senegal cabinet reshuffle removes Niasse supporters

The Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has reshuffled his coalition government following his dismissal of the former prime minister, Moustapha Niasse, on Saturday.

Cabinet members from Mr Niasse's Alliance of Progessive Forces party have been removed, but other ministers retained their posts.

Two new parties have been brought into the coalition government.

The newly-appointed Prime Minister, Madior Boye, retains her post as justice minister.

She is due to lead Senegal's government up to the legislative elections at the end of April. Her new cabinet includes Mousse Daigne, of the Democrats and Patriots Convention, as education minister, and Samba Dioulde Thiam from the Citizens' Renaissance Party as Planning Minister.

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