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Ousmane Sonko a ningi o prime minister ya Senegal

    Omupresitend gwa Senegal opo a hogololwa Bassirou Diomaye Faye okuulike omupukululi gwe Ousmane Sonko ,onga o prime minister,sho a langekwa ohela. Onzonkundana yo AFP  tayi endulula amushanga kuluntu mombelewa ya presitend Oumar Samba Ba okwati Ousmane Sonko okwa tumbulwa onga o prime minister. Faye okwa sindana omahogololo,nokwa pingenapo omupresitend Macky Sall ngoka oshikako she sha kwishi ohela.

todayApril 3, 2024 8


Senegal: Macky Sall’s reputation is dented, but the former president did a lot at home and abroad

    By Douglas Yates, American Graduate School in Paris (AGS)   Macky Sall’s legacy as Senegal’s president since 2012 became more complex in his last year in office. The year was so filled with transgressions that they appeared to have tarnished his reputation indelibly. For some months he gave the impression to his adversaries and critics that he had third-term ambitions – not uncommon in contemporary west African politics. […]

todayMarch 26, 2024


2024 Senegal election crisis points to deeper issues with Macky Sall and his preferred successor

    By Amy Niang, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa   The botched attempt by Senegalese president Macky Sall to postpone the presidential election has stirred unnecessary tension in an already strained electoral process. The move reflected deeper governance problems in the country. Sall’s decree, subsequently annulled by the Constitutional Council, was the latest in a range of government interventions that exceeded the scope of […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 3


Senegal avoids power vacuum with March 24 election plan

Senegal's government has announced that the country's presidential election will take place on 24 March. The announcement, the BBC reports, follows tension in the country after President Macky Sall postponed the election last month, sparking widespread protests while Bloomberg News reports that the plan to hold the vote before Sall’s mandate expires on 2 April 2024 removes the risk of a power vacuum in the West African nation.

todayMarch 7, 2024 3


Senegalese urged to turn out to oppose presidential election delay

  By Alice CHANCELLOR and Soule DIA Dakar, Feb 9, 2024 (AFP) - Senegalese were urged on Friday to turn out and show their opposition to a last-minute delay of presidential polls, in a test of the balance of power between President Macky Sall and opponents. On Monday parliament backed Sall's sudden decision to postpone the February 25 election by 10 months, sparking a fierce opposition backlash and international concern. […]

todayFebruary 9, 2024 3


Sall throws Senegal’s democratic credentials into doubt

    By Douglas Yates, American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced in early February that presidential elections, originally scheduled for 25 February, would be postponed indefinitely. The announcement has raised fears of popular protests, violent repression, a once democratic president transforming into an authoritarian ruler – and possibly even another coup d’état in west Africa. There has been a flurry of coups in the region […]

todayFebruary 7, 2024 6


Senegal postpones elections

There's an uneasy calm in Senegal after opposition protesters clashed with police outside the National Assembly after lawmakers passed a contentious bill to extend President Macky Sall's tenure and delay the elections after he called off a planned election with just three weeks to go. Nabil Ahmed Rufai reports from Accra.

todayFebruary 6, 2024 4