Senegal
Senegalese civil society “remains vigilant” as top court overturns election delay 

The Constitutional Council nullified a presidential decree and a law passed by parliament postponing the February 25 elections. The chief election body has ordered that elections be held “as soon as possible,” with President Macky Sall’s term set to expire on April 2

Anger grows over “constitutional coup” in Senegal after deferral of presidential election

On February 3, President Macky Sall announced an indefinite suspension of the presidential election set for February 25. On February 5, after opposition deputies were forcibly removed by security forces from the parliament, the chamber voted to push the polls to December 15.

Senegal protests
As Senegal organizes troops to invade Niger, violence mars ‘constitutional order’ within its own borders

Senegalese opposition figure Ousmane Sonko has been on hunger strike for over two weeks against his indictment on new charges. Widely considered the main opposition contender for the 2024 elections, Sonko’s arrest has sparked deadly protests amid anti-government and anti-French anger

Senegal violence
A deadly fight: Senegal’s political crisis escalates after repression of protesters

At least 16 people were killed after protests broke out in Senegal following the sentencing of leading opposition figure Ousmane Sonko to two years in prison. Mass public unrest has grown against President Macky Sall and the continued neo-colonial exploitation of the country by France

Senegal opposition MP released
In Senegal, opposition MP released on bail following mass political unrest

Ousmane Sonko was arrested on March 3 on charges of disrupting public order while going to court to respond to the charges of rape levelled against him. 46-year-old Sonko has denied the rape charges and alleged them to be politically motivated 

The resistance of Senegalese street vendors

Journalist Lucia Sabini Fraga dialogues with Senegalese street vendors in Argentina and Barcelona who resist state repression and struggle to survive amid the pandemic