Senegal

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:05:27 GMT
Set Poll Date or Constitutional Council May Have to Choose President - Sall
[allAfrica] President Macky Sall will consider asking the Constitutional Council to designate his successor, if the participants in the national dialogue do not find a consensus on the date of the presidential election, according to reports.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:27:15 GMT
Dakar's University Reopens After Months of Closure Following Sonko Protests
[RFI] Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar had been closed since last June as a result of protests following the arrest of political opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. It has slowly started reopening this week.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:41:08 GMT
Elections Before End of July - Sall
[RFI] Senegal's President Macky Sall has announced that he aims to fix a date before the end of July for the presidential elections. He also announced a general amnesty for political protesters.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:23:33 GMT
Senegal Leader Announces Amnesty to End Poll-Linked Turmoi
[Seychelles News Agency] Senegal's embattled President Macky Sall on Monday announced a general amnesty for political protests since 2021 during talks to set a new date for presidential polls he deferred this month, sparking deadly turmoil.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:53:44 GMT
Mon - Symbolic Votes Replace Real Polls As Senegalese Declare a Day of 'Mourning' for Democracy
[RFI] Dakar, Senegal - Since 1978, presidential elections have always taken place in Senegal in February. This Sunday was the first time that this tradition was not observed. However, voters didn't want to stay home. Instead they took part in symboli...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 04:56:51 GMT
Senegalese Demonstrate in Dakar Both for and Against President Sall
[RFI] Sunday was supposed to be the day of the presidential election in Senegal. Instead, the weekend was marked by a series of protests in Dakar, with the opposition and civil society organisations calling on President Macky Sall to announce a date....

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 04:42:50 GMT
Franco-Senegalese Documentary 'Dahomey' Wins Berlin's Golden Bear
[RFI] Dahomey, a documentary by Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop probing the thorny issues surrounding Europe's return of looted antiquities to Africa, won the Berlin Film Festival's top prize Saturday.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 12:18:14 GMT
President Macky Sall Calls for Talks to Set Election Date
[allAfrica] Dakar -- During his interview with the Senegalese press held on February 22, President Macky Sall made an announcement: "On April 2, my mission ends at the head of Senegal." This announcement aims to put an end to speculation relating to ...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:38:26 GMT
Macky Sall to Address Nation As Calls to Set Election Date Intensify
[RFI] Senegalese President Macky Sall has promised he will address the nation on Thursday evening in a bid to quell rising anger over the delay in setting a new election date. The opposition says it will carry out a series of actions to ensure the po...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:20:55 GMT
Learning in Two Languages - Lessons From Francophone Africa On What Works Best
[The Conversation Africa] Children living in multilingual communities often learn in a language at school that does not match the language they speak at home. This mismatch makes it challenging for them to participate in classroom discussions and lea...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:45:16 GMT
Is Macky Sall Withdrawing His Olive Branch?
[Foroyaa] After the Constitutional Council declared the Senegalese President Macky Sall's attempt to postpone the presidential election and extend his mandate unconstitutional, he accepted the verdict of the council, called for dialogue and started a...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:46:23 GMT
Senegalese Presidential Candidates Unite in Call for New Election Date
[RFI] Fifteen of the 20 candidates who were approved to stand in Senegal's delayed February presidential poll have called for the new vote to be held no later than 2 April, the day President Macky Sall's term officially ends.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:00:13 GMT
Senegal's President Macky Sall Bows to Pressure On Election
[DW] Following days of protests, Sall's government released 300 prisoners in Senegal. The civil society now wants the election to be held before the end of his term in April.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:51:00 GMT
President Macky Sall, Please Go
[Daily Trust] In another setback for democracy in West Africa, Senegal's President Macky Sall on February 3, 2024, announced the postponement of the country's presidential election scheduled for February 25.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:59:38 GMT
'We Demand' - a Collective Statement to the African Union
[African Arguments] A movement of dozens of African civil society groups call on the AU to take actions in pursuit of climate justice, peace, and equality.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:16:52 GMT
Is Senegal Heading Towards a Constitutional Crisis?
[Foroyaa] Speaking to Foroyaa on the subject matter, Halifa Sallah asserted that according to Article 31 of the Constitution of Senegal, the ballot has to take place 45 days at most and 30 days at least before the date of expiration of the mandate of...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 07:13:39 GMT
Senegalese Civil Society 'Remains Vigilant' As Top Court Overturns Election Delay
[People's Dispatch] 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...

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:18:27 GMT
Breaking the Election Deadlock
[ISS] The Constitutional Council's decision to overturn the postponement of presidential polls could provide a way out of the crisis.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:40:13 GMT
Senegal and the Survival of Democracy in Ecowas
[Leadership] The disturbing political developments in Senegal is one that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) needs to watch closely with a view to intervening before it gets out of hand and provokes another military takeover. Ther...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 09:32:05 GMT
Constitutional Council Rejects Postponement of Senegal's Presidential Election
[FrontPageAfrica] Senegal's Constitutional Council late Thursday overturned the controversial law recently passed by parliament postponing the country's presidential election scheduled for 25 February.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:28:40 GMT
'Why Should We Call for a Dialogue? Dialogue for Whom? With Whom and About What?'
[allAfrica] There is a right time for everything, including dialogue, which is what President Macky Sall is calling for. A short time before the start of the electoral campaign, he has chosen to unilaterally put an end to the electoral process, by ca...

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 07:41:35 GMT
At Least 25 Journalists Attacked, Detained, or Tear Gassed in Senegal Protests
[CPJ] Dakar -- Senegalese authorities must identify and hold accountable police officers who attacked, harassed, and tear gassed or detained at least 25 journalists reporting on protests over the country's delayed poll and allow the press to report t...

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 07:40:50 GMT
At Least 25 Journalists Attacked, Detained, or Tear Gassed in Senegal Protests
[CPJ] Dakar -- Senegalese authorities must identify and hold accountable police officers who attacked, harassed, and tear gassed or detained at least 25 journalists reporting on protests over the country's delayed poll and allow the press to report t...

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 15:53:09 GMT
More Protests, Govt Suspends Internet Again as Sall Talks National Dialogue
[allAfrica] Dakar -- The civil society collective against the postponement of the presidential election of February 25, 2024, announced the postponement of the ''silent march'' scheduled for this Tuesday at 3pm in Dakar, until next Friday.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:17:26 GMT
Internet Shutdowns Threaten Media Freedom in Senegal
[Premium Times] If there is anything that has proven to be an important backbone of democracy, it is the freedom of information.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:06:49 GMT
Casamance Sidelined After Senegal Protests
[DW] At least three people have died, and scores more have been arrested in demonstrations across Senegal since President Macky Sall postponed an election planned for February 25.

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 18:53:22 GMT
Democracy in Peril - Amb Johnnie Carson on Situation in Senegal
[African Arguments] The looming danger of democratic collapse is a challenge to friends of Senegal and democracy to do better.

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 14:03:19 GMT
CPJ Welcomes West African Lawsuit Against Senegal Internet Shutdowns
[CPJ] New York -- The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the recent lawsuit filed against Senegal at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice challenging Senegal's internet shutdowns in 2023 and seeking to preven...

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 11:05:21 GMT
U.S. 'Saddened' By More Deaths During Protests Against Poll Postponement
[allAfrica] Dakar -- The U.S. expressed "pain and sadness" after the death in Senegal of two demonstrators in Senegal in clashes with the police. However, France24 and RFI puts the number of deaths at three.

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 11:05:58 GMT
3 Dead, 60 Injured, at Least 271 Arrested, Journalists Assaulted During Protests
[HRW] Nairobi -- Senegal's authorities should immediately open independent investigations into violence during protests on February 9 and 10, 2024, over delayed elections, Human Rights Watch said today. At least two young men and a 16-year-old boy di...

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