Senegal will choose its president on February 24 in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms to secure a second term in office write Paulin Maurice Toupane, Aissatou Kanté and Adja Khadidiatou Faye for the Institute for Security Studies.
Suspicions Cloud Senegal's Upcoming Election
ISS, 13 February 2019
Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms to secure a second… Read more »
The five candidates contesting for president in Senegal.
President Macky Sall campaigning for re-election.
Children in Dakar standing in front of a campaign poster for opposition candidate Idrissa Seck.
Five Presidential Candidates for Senegal
Deutsche Welle, 22 February 2019
On Sunday, Senegal will elect a new president. Five candidates are running, each with a specific program. Former president Abdoulaye Wade called for protests against the polls… Read more »
Election Must Be Held in a Climate Free from Violence and Intimidation
AI London, 21 February 2019
Two killed during campaign rallies Journalists caught up in violence Pressures on pro-democracy activists Read more »
Journalists Attacked in Political Party Clashes
MFWA, 13 February 2019
Eight journalists have been wounded, with three of them in critical condition, following an attack on the press corps covering the political campaign of opposition presidential… Read more »
Les militants d'Ousmane Sonko préparent leur char pour défiler dans Dakar.
Fear As Presidential Election Stirs Up Homophobia
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 February 2019
Senegal's gay community is on edge as the country heads into presidential elections this weekend, with a tradition of candidates flaunting anti-gay views to gain support. Read more »
Deadly Violence Mars Senegal Poll Preparations
CAJ News, 14 February 2019
AT LEAST two people have been killed and several others injured as violence grips Senegal ahead of general elections. The bloodbath follows skirmishes in the eastern town of… Read more »
If Senegal's Presidential Candidates Care, They'll Protect Talibés
HRW, 21 February 2019
On January 13, I saw a boy who had been hit by a motorcycle lying on the street in the town of Louga. He was sobbing and holding his leg, which appeared to be broken. But this was… Read more »
Senegal is going to the polls on February 24 in the first round of general elections with seven candidates shortlisted for the presidential vote. The Constitutional Council on ... Read more »
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