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Macky Sall

Date of Birth: 11 December 1961
Place of Birth: Fatick, Senegal


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West Africa’s juntas look east

Populist threatElected civilian presidents such as Ouattara Ghana's Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Senegal's Macky Sall see the military regimes and their nationalistic rhetoric as a threat to the region's established governing class and its longstanding security and geopolitical alignment with Europe and the United States...

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Sall manoeuvres for a high-risk third term

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 President Macky Sall is yet to announce whether he will run for a third term...

As such a bid would trigger mass protests it could undermine Sall's international image as chairman of the African Union and continental advocate on debt and climate issues (AC Vol 63 No 11 Macky Sall faces the third-term curse)...

They sparked widespread riots in early 2021 and that could be repeated this year (AC Vol 62 No 6 Macky Sall buys some time)...


ZANU-PF beats its economic chest

Senegalese President Macky Sall and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa also called for an end to Zimbabwean sanctions the former in a speech before the General Assembly saying the 'harsh measures continue to fuel a sense of injustice against an entire people'...


Weakened president in troubled waters

That is how president Macky Sall qualified the scenes of fighting lawmakers at the opening of the Assemblée nationale Senegal's 165-strong parliament on 12 September...

Voting resumed under police protection and in the end Amadou Mame Diop the deputy mayor of the northern town of Richard Toll – also a close confidante of President Macky Sall – was chosen as parliament's president for the next five years...

Dakar now seems out of reach for BBY for the foreseeable future while the tenacity of President Macky Sall's main challenger and now mayor of Ziguinchor Ousmane Sonko of the Patriotes africains du Sénégal pour le travail l'éthique et la fraternité (PASTEF the core of the YAW coalition) has surprised many...


Anti-jihad forces try to do without Mali

Mediation by Togo's foreign minister Robert Dussey and Senegal's President Macky Sall has so far failed to find a solution although three women were released by Mali on 3 September...


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 coalition and President Macky Sall...


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