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

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After Sall's U-turn, elections likely within two weeks

The top court's rejection of plans to postpone the vote steers the country back to constitutionalism

It took President Macky Sall less than a day to accept the ruling by the Conseil constitutionnel on 15 February that the postponement of the presidential election and the extension...

Fury as Sall's vote delay unleashes mayhem

The President's mismanagement of his succession crashes the country's reputation for stability and its growth prospects

President Macky Sall's announcement on 3 February postponing this month's elections has wrecked what was left of his legacy and is undermining Senegal's governance amid multiple cl...


The region on the rack

Double standards on governance rules are straining the credibility of the Ecowas bloc

Facing multiple challenges to their authority, West African leaders are trying to dampen down what seem to be mutually reinforcing crises for their regional organisation. On 28 Jan...


Election delay triggers mass protests

Citing concerns about the disqualification of two opposition candidates the outgoing president holds up the vote

President Macky Sall's postponing of the presidential election scheduled for 25 February risks plunging Senegal into a deeper political confrontation.


A crowded field

Now definitively excluded from the presidential race, the imprisoned Ousmane Sonko waits to learn whether his stand-in, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, will be allowed out of jail to campai...

Sonko's long walk to the ballot box

The leading oppositionist could still be barred from running in next month's presidential elections

The suspense continues. On 5 January, the Constitutional Court will rule on statements from 13 parliamentarians in support of the presidential candidacy of Ousmane Sonko, leader of...

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...

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