Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $15.9 bn.
Debt: $5.22 bn.

President Macky Sall must prove to a sceptical public that his policies are working. Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's attempts to get his son Karim out of gaol and cleared of corruption charges risk distracting and embarrassing the government.

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  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Sall clears the decks

Macky Sall is holding a referendum on returning the presidential term to five years. That will mean an election in 2017

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Martyr or master-crook

The trial of former President Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim Meïssa Wade, which began in July, has been adjourned until 22 December after briefly resuming on 1 December. The anti-corruption court, the Cour de répression de l'enrichissement illicit...

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Taking a chance on Casamance

Armed with a development plan and secretive mediators, the President thinks he can pacify the troubled region

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Macky the knife

President Macky Sall responded to his coalition’s poor showing in the 29 June local elections by sacking Prime Minister Aminata Touré and several other ministers. The local elections are more of a voters’ verdict on central government t...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

The Caliph's council

In defiance of a 2010 law stipulating equal numbers of both sexes, the candidates' list for the 29 June municipal elections in the holy city of Touba includes no women. The city is home to the politically influential Mouride Brotherhood, one of several Su...

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Man with a plan

A grand economic strategy is unlikely to help Macky Sall win popularity as well as revitalise the economy – some doubt it can do either

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Hunt loses momentum

The fraud and embezzlement case against Karim Wade, son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, has changed from an open-and-shut case into a legal labyrinth, thanks to the defendant's lawyers. It has now reached the highest tier of the judicial system, after the...

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

An early test

Local elections will show whether Macky Sall’s party can stand on its own. He must deliver on his promises to improve water and power supplies

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Sall struggles to stay on course

The President needs big ideas to win elections and keep the faith of his allies, and turn around a sluggish economy. Yet he has been losing friends and momentum

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

Shaky Sall seeks solace

The President has been enacting bold reforms and wiping out the Wade legacy of impunity – but the public wants action on more basic matters

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