Who is Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal’s new President?

44-year-old Faye won the March 24 election with 54.2% of the vote, according to the official provisional results from the National Voting Census Commission. He has promised to restore the republic’s institutions, renegotiate mining and energy contracts, and work towards monetary reform, including potentially a new currency

Senegal to hold presidential election after Constitutional Council voids delay

President Macky Sall’s announcement to hold an election on March 23 follows weeks of uncertainty over his bid to extend his time in power

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

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