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African Independence Party, Senegal

Last modified: 2013-09-07 by rob raeside
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[African Independence Party, Senegal] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 23 July 2013

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About the African Independence Party

African Independence Party (French: Parti Africain de l'Indépendance, PAI) is the Senegalese successor of the same-named Communist party in French West Africa, which was founded in 1957 and divided into separate parties as the countries were achieving their independence. In Senegal, the party was banned in 1960. After the three-party system was introduced in 1975, allowing the existence of a Liberal Democratic, a Social Democratic and a Marxist-Leninist party, the followers of former general secretary Majhemout Diop, who was expelled from the party in 1972, have grouped under the name PAI-Renewal (PAI-Rénovation) in 1976 and managed to be registered as the legal Marxist-Leninist party under the original party name PAI later same year. (The original PAI, known as the PAI-Senegal afterwards, was registered only after the full multi-party system was introduced in 1981 and under a completely different name - Party of Independence and Labour.) The current party, although legally considered the successor of the original PAI, never managed to gain elected representation on national level, being overshadowed by other leftist parties (including the rival group mentioned above).

[1] African Independence Party (original) at Wikipedia:
[2] African Independence Party (current) at Wikipedia:
Tomislav Todorovic, 23 July 2013

Description of the flag

Flag of the African Independence Party is red, with a large black star in center, as shown at the party website: (Image:

Considering that the party claims the succession to the original PAI, the flag was probably used by the original party as well.
Tomislav Todorovic, 23 July 2013