ASA and ABISA Facilitate Repatriation of Three Migrant Bodies to Senegal

Photos and video: Isseu Diouf Campbell Code NGom, Ndongo Sarry, and Abdoulaye NDoye dreamed of a better life for themselves and their family, which they hoped they could fulfill in the United States. So, they left Senegal like thousands of … Read More

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Official Visit to Touba and Tivaouane

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the head of state, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, made an official visit to Touba, the capital of the Mouride Brotherhood, and then to Tivaouane, the religious city of the Tidjaniya order. During both visits, he … Read More

Eid al-Fitr 2024: Senegal United for a Single Eid Celebration

Photo credit: Badara Preira The Eid al-Fitr, or Korité, was celebrated throughout Senegal on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. The Coordination of Muslims in Senegal (CMS) announced this on Monday, April 8, … Read More

Senegal: Premier Minister Ousmane Sonko banks on Expertise for His New Government

Photo: Presidency of Senegal The Prime Minister of Senegal, Ousmane Sonko, took the necessary time to meticulously choose the members of his new government, aiming to successfully fulfill the mission entrusted to him by the 5th President of the Republic, … Read More

For the 64th anniversary of Senegal’s independence, President Bassirou Diomaye Faye addressed the Nation

Photo credit: Presidency of Senegal His Excellency Mr. President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye delivered a message to the Nation on the 64th anniversary of Senegal’s independence. In this speech, filled with gratitude and vision for the future, the President praised … Read More

Ousmane Sonko Appointed Prime Minister of Senegal

Photo credit: Presidency of Senegal The new President of the Republic of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, appointed Ousmane Sonko as Prime Minister by decree a few hours after his inauguration on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The leader of the Pastef … Read More

His Excellency Bassirou Diomaye Faye invested as the fifth president of the Republic of Senegal

It’s done and official: President Bassirou Diomaye Faye received the key to the presidential palace from outgoing President Macky Sall a few hours after taking the oath before the Constitutional Council during a ceremony held at the Diamniadio Exhibition Center. … Read More

Senegal could have done without Macky Sall’s last-minute nominations and contracts, according to political specialist Mamadou Lamine Sarr

In a move that has sparked a wave of questions and criticism, Senegal’s outgoing President, Macky Sall, recently announced a series of nominations. This decision, made on the eve of the power transfer, raises questions about the motives and implications … Read More

Three days before handing over power to President Faye, Macky Sall engages in a series of appointments, recruitments, decorations, salary increases, and contract signings

A day after meeting with the newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the incumbent Macky Sall engaged in a series of recruitments, decorations, salary increases, contract signings, and appointments, including that of a judge. These actions occurred just a couple … Read More

The newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye meets with his predecessor at the presidential palace

By Ndeye Fatou Touré The newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye met with the outgoing President Macky SALL on Thursday at the presidential palace located in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. President Bassirou Diomaye Faye, accompanied by his mentor Ousmane … Read More

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye outlines his priority projects in his first public declaration

Following the presidential elections on March 24, 2024, candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, projected by the election results to become the 5th President of the Republic of Senegal, made his first declaration to thank the Senegalese people and his allies, issue … Read More

In New York, the Diomaye-Sonko wave engulfed the ruling party candidate Amadou Ba

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Diomaye-Sonko wave swept across Senegal and among the Senegalese diaspora, leaving far behind the other competitors, including Amadou Ba, the ruling party candidate. On March 24, in New York, at the three polling centers … Read More

Bassirou Diomaye Faye returns to his hometown to become the 5th President of Senegal

Photo credit: Ndeye Fatou Touré Ndiaganiao is 114.6 km from Dakar, the Senegalese capital. On this voting day, the atmosphere in this rural town is festive. Its inhabitants eagerly await the return of the prodigious child Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, … Read More

Senegal: The Facebook post that continues to cost candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye his freedom and his constitutional right to campaign

Some might think it’s a joke and that in no democratic country would a Senegalese government official be arrested after 10 PM without a warrant, let alone held without trial for almost a year for what the Universal Declaration of … Read More

The Constitutional Council specifies that the final election date is March 24.

In a press release issued late on March 7, 2024, the Constitutional Council stated that the presidential elections will take place on March 24 and not on March 31, as previously decided during its session on March 6, 2024. Prompted … Read More

Senegal: The Law of Impunity and Shame Passed in the National Assembly

Despite the opposition of the majority of Senegalese, who believe that there can be no amnesty without crimes being judged and perpetrators punished, ninety members of the Senegal National Assembly hurriedly voted for Macky Sall’s bill. Forty members voted against, … Read More

Whether Macky Sall likes it or not, the elections will take place on March 31, according to the Constitutional Council’s decision

In a turn of events, the long-awaited Constitutional Council finally, on March 6, 2024, set the date of March 31, 2024, for the presidential elections and rejected the proposals from Macky Sall’s national dialogue, pushing the elections to June 12. … Read More

Journalist and director of 7TV Maimouna Ndour Faye stabbed

Journalist and director of 7TV, Maimouna Ndour Faye, was stabbed on the evening of Thursday, February 29, 2024, while on her way home after recording her live show: “L’invité de MNF”. Maimouna Ndour Faye reportedly sustained multiple stab wounds. Related … Read More

Senegal: National Women’s Movement calls for the release of Mère Ami Dia, a critically ill female political detainee

Mojip (Mouvement National Jigeenou Pastef) began Women’s History Month with a press conference, calling for the release of Mère Ami Dia, a mother, wife, and member of Pastef who was arrested in July 2022 on suspicion of funding terrorist activities … Read More

Macky Sall’s dialogue appears to be anything but

According to the dictionary, a dialogue is a “discussion between two or more people or groups, especially one directed toward exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem.” However, on February 26, 2024, during the first day of … Read More

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