Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s 100 days in Senegal – DW – 09/07/2024

Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s 100 days in Senegal – DW – 09/07/2024
Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s 100 days in Senegal – DW – 09/07/2024

Bassirou Diomaye Faye was elected at the end of March 2024 on the promise to break with the system in place since the country’s independence in 1960.

In his inauguration speech on April 2, he promised “systemic change” at the head of his country and “more sovereignty.”

He also mentioned his priority projects: reducing the cost of living, fighting corruption and national reconciliation.

“On the social level, measures have been taken”, Ibrahima Kane (Researcher at Open Society)

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Brought to power by the Senegalese people’s desire for change, the challenges are significant.

One hundred days after coming to power, what has the new president done?

For Ibrahima Kane, a researcher at the Open Society Foundation based in Dakar, the new authorities have taken some action but are faced with the harsh reality of power and must be given a little time.

Click on the image to listen to his interview.

Senegal will remain an ally”for any partner who will commit in a virtuous, respectful and mutually productive cooperation”he said after his election.

He also wants to work towards the return to ECOWAS of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, countries led by juntas that broke with the West African organisation, with the former French colonial power and turned towards Russia.

Bassirou Diomaye Faye succeeded Macky Sall who led Senegal from 2012 to 2024.

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