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

16 of the 19 candidates say no to Macky Sall’s dialogue

On February 23, 2024, a resounding chorus of refusals followed Macky Sall’s interview with selected press members. In the interview, the President, who is not widely supported, stated that the date of the upcoming elections would only be determined through … Read More

Macky Sall demonstrates his bad faith during an interview with selected Senegalese press

During a rare interview with a selected Senegalese press, Macky Sall reiterated to anyone who would listen that his mandate would end on April 2, 2024, and that beyond this date, he would no longer be in charge. Macky Sall … 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

Senegal: Trial of former Senegalese minister Karim Wade resumes

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The trial of Senegal’s former Minister of State for International Cooperation, Regional Development, Air Transport, and Infrastructure, Karim Wade, resumed here Monday after a 12-day suspension to give the court time to look into objections raised … Read More

Senegal: Trial of Karim Wade adjourned until Monday

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The trial of former Senegalese minister of International Cooperation, Infrastructure and Transport from 2009 to 2012, Karim Wade, for illegal acquisition of wealth, has been postponed until next Monday. Wade will have to justify the sources … Read More