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Senegal

Population: 16.87m
GDP: $16.38 bn.
Debt: $8.89 bn.

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Sall manoeuvres for a high-risk third term

The president's camp is preparing for the 2024 elections and the challenge from Sonko and the growing opposition movement

Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastefs les Patriotes opposition party, is in full campaign mode for the presidential elections due in early 2024 – although Pres...


Frank Timis, eco-warrior

Australian-Romanian businessman Frank Timis, a veteran of stock exchange fraud and corruption scandals, is charging into agriculture, snapping up vast landholdings in Senegal and o...


Weakened president in troubled waters

Electoral setbacks have left Macky Sall with a razor-thin majority, while he faces outcry over a suspected third-term bid

'A sorry spectacle'. That is how president Macky Sall qualified the scenes of fighting lawmakers at the opening of the Assemblée nationale, Senegal's 165-strong parliament, ...


BBY suffers poll backlash

Final results of elections to the 165-seat national assembly are yet to be confirmed – but the 31 July polls have delivered a major setback to the ruling Benno Bokk Yakaar coalitio...


Poll ban fans the flames

Ousmane Sonko, co-leader of the opposition Yewwi Askan Wi electoral alliance, promises major protests on 29 June in protest at the killing of protestors by security forces on 17 Ju...


Macky Sall faces the third-term curse

Opposition candidates are coordinating across rural areas and provincial cities to break the ruling alliance's grip on parliament

Opponents of President Macky Sall are assembling a broad alliance ahead of the parliamentary elections on 31 July. If they are successful, this will influence Sall's calculations a...


Sall sags at polls

The die is not cast for President Macky Sall and his Benno Bokk Yaakar (BBY) coalition, as June's legislative elections loom. But the 23 January local polls show they now face seri...


At each other's throats

Municipal polls will be a test for the opposition, even as political ambitions divide the ruling party

Dakar will be the big electoral prize on Sunday, when voters elect municipal and departmental councillors in the first local polls in eight years. Control of the capital will deliv...


Oil-sharing deal fires up row

When Senegal's former economy minister Amadou Hott visited Bissau last October, he sparked a furore by telling journalists about a secret deal to distribute revenues that might acc...


Macky Sall buys some time

Youth unemployment, corruption rumours and Ousmane Sonko's detention trigger an outburst of anger and hunger for change

After two weeks of protest and the most violent clashes between demonstrators and the security forces seen in decades, leaving at least 10 dead and 600 injured, the government of P...


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