'Senegal a New Risk for Democracy in Africa'

The decision by Senegalese President Macky Sall to postpone presidential elections by 10 months poses a serious threat to the political stability and peace in the west Africa nation that has for many years been a resilient democracy. In an article published by the U.S. Institute of Peace, Ambassador Johnny Carson, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Joseph Sany, USIP vice president, urge 'friends of Senegal' in the United States and beyond to unite behind the Senegalese people.

"The next three months will be critical for Senegal's long-term political and economic trajectory. If the country's democracy is derailed, its economy and social fabric will begin to unravel, and its security situation will worsen," they write.


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