Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal’s president under pressure not to seek third term

– – Senegalese president Macky Sall is coming under intense pressure not to seek a third term in office. Mr. Sall was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2019 for a second term but he hasn’t yet made it public and emphatic whether he will seek another term or exit the presidency. The Constitution stipulates that a president cannot serve… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

AU chairman calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The African Union chairman and president of Senegal President Macky Sall has called for the lifting of sanctions placed on Zimbabwe. Mr. Sall told the 77th UN General Assembly in New York that current sanctions against Zimbabwe were destructive and aggravating the suffering of citizens. For over two decades Zimbabwe has struggled to rebuild its economy and sanctions… Read More
Africa Cameroon Senegal Sports West Africa World 

Senegal President declares public holiday after AFCON win

– – Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the senior national football team’s win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The team on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 edition of the competition held in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored… Read More
Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal’s opposition urges more protests against President Sall

– – Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko has called for more protests against President Macky Sall after he was released from detention. He was charged with rape in court on Monday and then released on bail amid clashes between his supporters and security officials. Sonko who was addressing his supporters lashed out at President Sall whom he accuses of… Read More
Africa Senegal World 

The protests in Senegal are not just about a rape charge

– – The protests taking place across Senegal were initially reported to have been sparked by the arrest of an opposition leader but there seems to be more to it. At least four people have been killed amid the protests that started last week when opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested. Sonko appeared in court on Friday on rape charges… Read More
Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal: Tension heightens over arrest of opposition leader

– – There is heightened tension in Senegal following the arrest of opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko who is due to appear in court on Friday on rape charges. Clashes erupted in Dakar on Thursday between Students at the Cheick Anta Diop University and law enforcement officials over the arrest. At least one person has been reported dead as a result… Read More
Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Senegal’s government dissolved by the President

– – Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his government, the presidency has said in a statement. President Sall according to the statement signed four decrees to dissolve the government which had 32 ministers and three state secretaries. The statement did not give any reason for the dissolution but speculations are rife that a  new cabinet will be formed soon.… Read More