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Senegal

Macky Sall

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


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Sall's 'safe choice' hits turbulence

After President Macky Sall announced in July that he would not seek a third term 11 contenders for the presidential nomination of his Alliance Pour la République (APR) and the wider ruling Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) alliance came forward before the uncharismatic but competent Amadou Ba a former finance and foreign minister was chosen by Sall on 9 September...


Seck seeks DC clout

Seck came second to Macky Sall with 21% in the 2019 presidential elections at the head of his Rewmi party before he was appointed by the government to head the Economic Social and Environmental Council (AC Vol 60 No 5 Sall romps home)...


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Macky Sall cherry-picks his party's opponents

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 from standing (AC Vol 64 No 14 No last stand)...

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President Sall plays opposition roulette

The battle between President Macky Sall who stated in early July that he would not seek a third term and opposition leader Ousmane Sonko is intensifying with the banning of the main opposition party on 2 August...

Now both Karim Wade and Khalifa Sall no relation to President Macky Sall are both free to run for the presidency although they have both been convicted for corruption and then pardoned...

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Kremlin promises grain supplies ahead of St Petersburg summit

Alongside these grand ambitions the leading members of Africa's peace mission to Ukraine and Russia – South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa and Senegal's Macky Sall – will expect to discuss their ideas for a peace settlement at the summit (AC Vol 64 No 13 Kyiv and Moscow give peace mission short shrift)...

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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 right to stand again because constitutional changes had restarted the term limit clock (AC Vol 64 No 2 Sall manoeuvres for a high-risk third term)...


Political divide deepens

But President Macky Sall's administration has been badly shaken by the international opprobrium following the arrest of more than 500 protestors and death of at least 16 in the wake of Sonko's trial...

On the political front compromise remains elusive though former Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall Sonko's co-leader in the Yewwi Askan Wi alliance has been taking part in the national dialogue and Macky Sall has promised a statement after these talks end...


Street hits back for Sonko

Although the consequences of the sentence were plain to all President Macky Sall maintained a stony silence on the case and on the key question of whether or not he would stand for a third presidential term...


Sonko's trial is Sall's challenge

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 party and one of President Macky Sall's most determined opponents this week finally faced trial after an incendiary build-up to the proceedings...

) Acquittal for Sonko whose fiery populist rhetoric has earnt him heroic status among young Senegalese would set him up for probable victory over President Sall if as widely expected the latter breaks his 2012 public promise not to stand for a third term of office (AC Vol 63 No 11 Macky Sall faces the third-term curse)...

She is widely respected as a capable administrator a reputation undamaged by her sudden defection from the presidential camp last September in fury at Macky Sall's decision not to name her parliamentary speaker even though she had just led the narrowly victorious legislative election campaign of the ruling Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) alliance (AC Vol 63 No 19 Weakened president in troubled waters)...


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