Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal’s Youngest President Ready to Tackle Corruption and High Unemployment.

Written by on April 18, 2024

In a whirlwind of political upheaval, Senegal made history by electing its youngest president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, after a mere nine days of campaigning. This extraordinary rise to power caps a rollercoaster period in Senegalese politics, catching many off-guard and ushering in a new era of hope and change for the West African nation.

The journey to the presidency was not without its challenges for Faye. Just months before his election, he found himself in jail alongside his ally and kingmaker, Ousmane Sonko. Their sudden release a week prior to the presidential election marked a turning . . .

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