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Senegal

Ousmane Sonko

Date of Birth: 15 July 1974
Place of Birth: Thiès


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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 June in clashes that followed the disqualification of candidates for the 60 national list seats in the 31 July parliamentary elections...


Macky Sall faces the third-term curse

In March 2021 the state tried to prosecute Ousmane Sonko the dynamic leader of the Pastefs les Patriotes party and a serious presidential contender which sparked the worst riots in decades...

The key partnership is the Yewwi Askan Wi ('Free the People' in Wolof) alliance between Ousmane Sonko's Pastefs les Patriotes and the Taxawu Senegaal movement formed by the former Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall...

The Yewwi challenge is led by the charismatic Ousmane Sonko leader of the Pastefs les Patriotes party who is sure to be elected and boost turnout among younger Senegalese...


Sall sags at polls

Ziguinchor elected Ousmane Sonko as mayor 10 months after he was controversially charged with rape (AC Vol 63 No 2 At each other's throats)...


At each other's throats

These will show whether his Alliance pour la République (APR) and its partners are on course to retain a comfortable majority in June's parliamentary election – or whether the new opposition alliance led by Ousmane Sonko and Khalifa Sall can seriously hope for a breakthrough...


Macky Sall buys some time

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 President Macky Sall and supporters of his prime opponent Ousmane Sonko have retreated into an uneasy calm...


Fake news flashback

In January 2019 – a month before polling day – the article published on the Modern Ghana website claimed the anti-establishment candidate Ousmane Sonko had received $195 000 from Tullow Oil in return for political favours...


Opposition out of sorts

Another headache is the charismatic anti-corruption campaigner Ousmane Sonko who is outflanking the PS on left...


An oily threat to Sall

During the recent presidential election campaign pro-Sall propagandists falsely accused Tullow of offering opposition presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko cash in exchange for oil concessions in the event of his election (AC Vol 60 No 4 Sall campaign 'fakes news')...

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Sall romps home

Veteran politician Idrissa Seck came a poor second with 21% and radical challenger Ousmane Sonko came third with 16%...


Macky wants first round KO

International attention and momentum lies with Ousmane Sonko the former tax inspector and parliamentarian who launched a political party Les patriotes du Sénégal pour le travail l'éthique et la fraternité (Pastef) after being sacked from the civil service for making public allegations of corruption (AC Vol 59 No 23 A well-oiled machine)...

The article accused Ousmane Sonko a presidential candidate and anti-resource corruption campaigner who is a favourite among Senegal's youth of receiving money from Tullow Oil in return for oil contracts should he be elected...


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