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Population: 16.87m
GDP: $27.63bn
Debt: 74.3% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Seck seeks DC clout

Former Prime Minister Idrissa Seck has beefed up his international lobbying and campaign team by hiring Bruce Fryer, a US advisor for the non-profit Vanguard Africa and Future Pact...


Macky Sall cherry-picks his party's opponents

Multiple contenders will vie for the presidency next year but leading oppositionist Sonko will be shut out

Outgoing President Macky Sall has given the clearest indication that his successor will face a genuine election contest next year – but his leading opponent will be barred fr...


No last stand

Surprised relief greeted President Macky Sall's 3 July announcement that he will not seek a third term in next February's election – after months of insisting that he had the...

Political divide deepens

Justice minister Sidiki Kaba – a former head of the International Human Rights Federation – has dismissed critics of the tough crackdown on the protests that followed t...

Street hits back for Sonko

Senegalese are in shock after lethal clashes between police and crowds protesting the 1 June conviction of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko for 'corrupting the morals' of 20-year-ol...

Sonko's trial is Sall's challenge

The outcome of the firebrand oppositionist's trial could transform the face of politics, and may open the way to other contenders

More than two years after he was first charged with raping the masseuse Adji Sarr and then making death threats, Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastef Les Patriotes p...

Seck enters a crowded field

Veteran former Prime Minister Idrissa Seck has confirmed his plans to make a fourth bid for the presidency at the 2024 elections.

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