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Senegal swears in Africa's youngest elected leader as president in a dramatic prison-to-palace rise

Apr. 02, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal inaugurated Africa's youngest elected leader as president on Tuesday, as the 44-year-old and previously little-known Bassirou Diomaye Faye completed a dramatic ascent from prison to palace within weeks. Hours later, Ousmane Sonko, the popular...

Opposition figure who became Senegal's president-elect won over 54% of the vote, results show

Mar. 27, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's little-known opposition figure who was elected president this week in a tightly contested race won over 54% of the votes, according to results released on Wednesday. The presidential election on Sunday marked a stunning victory for 44-year-old...

Senegal's president-elect pledges to fight corruption after a stunning victory for the 44-year-old

Mar. 26, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal woke up Tuesday to a new president-elect, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a former tax inspector and political newcomer who inspired voters, including many unemployed youth, with a vow to fight corruption and reform the economy. Faye, 44, was catapulted into...

Senegal’s little-known opposition leader Bassirou Diomaye Faye is named the next president

Mar. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s little-known, 44-year-old opposition leader Bassirou Diomaye Faye was named the country's next president on Monday, less than two weeks after being released from prison to run in the election. While official results of Sunday's vote were not yet...

Senegal voted in a tightly contested presidential race after months of unrest

Mar. 24, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese voted Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race following months of uncertainty and unrest that has tested the West African nation’s reputation as a stable democracy in a region shaken by a wave of coups in recent years. The election comes...

Senegal votes Sunday in a presidential election that has fired up political tensions

Mar. 21, 2024 04:58 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal votes Sunday in a tightly contested presidential election that has fired up political tensions and tested one of West Africa’s most stable democracies. The election will take place after much uncertainty following President Macky Sall’s...