Senegal's capital of Dakar remains jittery, with youth and police locked in running street battles.
Riot police are firing tear gas on rock-throwing protesters who oppose President Abdoulaye Wade's bid for a third term in office. With a week to go until the presidential vote, opposition demonstrations have been banned, but crowds have taken to the streets and the atmosphere is becoming increasingly tense.
Some of the protests have been led by rap artists. They have been mobilizing the youth and putting pressure on Senegal's leader to step down.