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Clashes erupted in Senegal following the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to two years in prison for “corrupting the youth” in June 2023. Annika Hammerschlag/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Senegal: behind the protests is a fight for democratic freedoms

President Macky Sall’s previous ambiguity on a third-term bid, perception of a weaponised justice system and arbitrary detention of opposition are the drivers of political violence in Senegal.
Des électeurs sénégalais font la queue pour déposer leur bulletin de vote lors de l'élection présidentielle de 24 février 2019. Photo; EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA.

Présidentielle au Sénégal : un scrutin qui s'annonce disputé avec les électeurs comme maîtres du jeu

La présidentielle de 2024 s'annonce très disputée et représente un enjeu de taille pour les Sénégalais qui resteront les maîtres du jeu.
People wait in line outside their voting station in the popular neighbourhood of Ngor in Dakar on July 31, 2022. Photo by JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal’s presidential poll is shaping up as a real contest, with voters in the driver’s seat

The 2024 presidential election is shaping up to give Senegalese a significant and competitive election, leaving voters in the driver’s seat.
Le Président Macky Sall salue ses partisans après avoir été investi comme candidat à l'élection présidentielle de 2012. Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

Le Sénégal a réussi un nouveau scrutin pacifique: les résultats augurent, cette fois, d'un grand bouleversement politique

Le Sénégal entre en territoire inconnu car, pour la première dans son histoire contemporaine, aucune coalition n'a obtenu la majorité absolue au Parlement.
G7 leaders convene at Schloss Elmau, Germany. EFE-EPA/Thomas Lohnes

How Africans can assess the value of the latest G7 summit

The G7 summit offered the most recent insights for Africa into how western nations are considering their stakes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact that could have on developing nations.
Violent protests in Dakar, Senegal, after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko is arrested on a rape charge. Photo by SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

Why few women in Senegal speak out about their rapists

The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
Senegal developed a diplomatic tradition after gaining independence from France. A.RICARDO/Shutterstock

The exception: behind Senegal’s history of stability

Senegal is important for Africa because it’s a country that shifts the narrative of the continent as an “arc of instability.”
Survivors of a stampede at Demba Diop stadium, Senegal. Eight people were killed when a wall collapsed after fighting started between fans. EPA

The Demba Diop stadium football crush: Is this Senegal’s Hillsborough?

As Senegal mourns the victims of the Demba Diop football stadium crush and searches for answers, it is to be hoped that lessons are learned, and consequences are swift.

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