Mr. Ngagne Demba Touré, a member of Pastef, has been unjustly arrested, according to the Association of Court Clerks of Senegal

Me Ngagne Demba Touré, the coordinator of the patriotic youth of Senegal who returned from exile in Mali last week, joins the growing list of detained Pastef party members. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, Judge Mamadou Seck placed Me Ngagne … Read More

Macky Sall: The unwanted president who refuses to leave power

Photo credit: APS When the Constitutional Council rejected Macky Sall’s decree and the National Assembly’s law postponing the presidential elections to December 15 and extending Macky Sally’s mandate, most Senegalese people breathed a sigh of relief. While many had lost … Read More

Senegal: More than 1,000 political detainees are still languishing in jails reminiscent of slavery

The stories of recently released political detainees send chills down your spine. Practices are reminiscent of slavery, but this time, it is not the French but native Senegalese citizens who are the executioners. Cells are packed to the point where … Read More

The Constitutional Council cancels Macky Sall’s law and orders elections be held as soon as possible

In a decision published on February 15, 2024, the constitutional council annulled Macky Sall’s decree and the National Assembly’s law postponing the elections and authorizing the extension of Macky Sall’s mandate by ten months. This decision follows an appeal filed … Read More

The Aar Suñu Elections coalition sets a new date and rolls out its action plan

“The Aar Suñu Elections platform cannot remain passive in the face of repeated attacks on the rights guaranteed by the constitution to Senegalese citizens,” said Mr. Kane, the coalition spokesperson. After a ban by the prefect of Dakar on their … Read More

Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man abused by police, is released

Photo credit: Yatma Fall Khadime Rassoul Badji, the disabled man assaulted by the police, was released this Monday, February 12, at 6 p.m. Khadime Rassoul Badji, was peacefully demonstrating while sitting on his rolling bicycle in the Peyrissac district of … Read More

Three young people killed, civilians and journalists manhandled by Police during protests in Senegal

Three young people shot dead, civilians and journalists manhandled by the police are the results of the 8th day of demonstrations following the announcement by President Macky Sall on February 3, 2024, of the repeal of the decree convening the … Read More

The Aar Suñu Elections coalition calls for a citizen response to Macky Sall’s downward spiral

“It was the Senegalese citizen who was attacked. It is the citizen who was robbed, so the response must match the aggression,” this is what one of the members of Aar Suñu Elections declared during their first press conference held … Read More

The U.S. is urging President Macky Sall to hold elections before April 2, 2024

On February 6, 2024, the U.S. condemned President Macky Sall’s move to postpone the presidential elections originally scheduled on February 25, 2024. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement: “The postponement … Read More

Only the Constitutional Council can pull Senegal out of the abyss, says electoral expert Mamadou Seck

In an interview with Mamadou Seck, the electoral expert explains that all is not lost and that it is still possible to hold presidential elections on February 25, 2024, if the Constitutional Council decides. A rushed parliamentary investigation which resulted … Read More

Mobile internet suspended in Senegal to keep the rest of the world in the dark

Mobile internet suspended in Senegal to keep the rest of the world in the dark The government of President Macky Sall suspended mobile internet access on February 4, 2024, to keep Senegalese citizens from sharing information about what is currently … Read More

Macky Sall’s government cuts Walf TV’s signal and permanently withdraws its license

During a special edition hosted by Etienne Edouard Faye on Walf TV, Macky Sall’s government cut the signal of the private television channel during live coverage of the demonstrations in Dakar around the Saint Lazare cemetery where candidates met Senegalese … Read More

Presidential omnipotence has reached its climax in Senegal: its guardian violated the Constitution

By Human Rights Specialist Prof. Denis Ndour This afternoon, the message from the party leader, Macky SALL, guardian of the Constitution, sounded like a hammer blow to the heads of many Senegalese citizens: how can we cancel an electoral process … Read More

Senegalese Diaspora: What you need to know if you plan on voting on February 25, 2024

Africa in Harlem invited Pape Sette Dramé, the vice-president of the External Delegation of the Autonomous National Electoral Commission (DECENA), to discuss the February 25th 2024 elections, and the disqualification of Senegal’s prominent opposition leader Ousmane Sonko from the presidential … Read More

The Black Leadership Action Coalition reminds people of color to cast their vote today!

Bertha Lewis and members of the Black Leadership Action Coalition (BLAC) joined together on Monday evening at the organization’s headquarters in Manhattan to phone New Yorkers and remind them to exercise the civic duty that so many before them fought … Read More

Ex-female presidential aspirant Dr. Isatou Touray backs Gambian opposition coalition flag bearer

Gambia’s first independent, female presidential aspirant, Dr. Isatou Touray has, after backing out of the race for election, announced her support to Adama Barrow as the opposition coalition’s flag bearer. In a press statement, Touray said she unreservedly endorsed Barrow’s … Read More