Population: 14.3 mn.
GDP: 14.3 bn.
Debt: 4.3 bn.

June's local elections will test President Macky Sall's popularity. Much criticism followed the weak response to the power and water supply crises but Sall has grand plans to pull the economy out of stagnation; the government is looking for investors for the Falémé iron mine that it took back from ArcelorMittal.



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  • 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

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Presidential wobbles

The Obama visit was a welcome distraction for an increasingly shaky President Macky Sall, who is finding political support hard to maintain

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

The gay elephant

Homosexuality is illegal and subject to aggressive public hostility in Senegal, and with the United States having so recently legally enabled gay marriage, it was an elephant in the room where President Macky Sall met US President Barack Obama.

  • Vol 54 No 9
  •  26th April 2013

Clean sweep slows down

President Macky Sall is under fire as he casts about for an alliance to meet the coming electoral challenges

  • Vol 54 No 9
  •  26th April 2013

Ex-Dauphin in the dock

Late in the evening of 17 April, Karim Wade, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade and ex-Minister for International Cooperation, Infrastructure, Air Transport and Energy, was taken to Dakar’s main Rebeuss prison on a charge of illicit enrichment.

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Wade’s barons under scrutiny

Those who said new President Sall was too compromised to go after crooks from Wade’s time in office have been proved wrong

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