West Africa: Ex-Leaders to Advance Democracy

West Africa: Ex-Leaders to Advance Democracy

LAGOS, 8 March 2021 – Seven former West African leaders have established a mechanism to promote democracy and prevent post-election violence. The West African Elders’ Forum was launched under the auspices of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) by six former...
Senegal: Four People Confirmed Killed

Senegal: Four People Confirmed Killed

DAKAR, 7 March 2021 – Four people have been confirmed killed in this week’s violent protests in Sengal, the worse street protests in the country for several years now. The four were killed in the capital, Dakar, where at least 20 other people were injured. The death...
Senegal: TV Shutdown and Internet Restored

Senegal: TV Shutdown and Internet Restored

DAKAR, 5 March 2021 – Access to social media platforms has been restored in Senegal, ending several hours of service disruption during which two TV stations were shutdown. The service disruptions – online and on TV – are connected to violent street...
Senegal: One Killed in Street Protests

Senegal: One Killed in Street Protests

DAKAR, 4 March 2021 – At least one person has been killed in the street protests which erupted Wednesday following the arrest of Senegal’s opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Police are charging Sonko with disturbing public order after hundreds his supporters clashed...
Senegal: MP to Face Rape Charges

Senegal: MP to Face Rape Charges

DAKAR, 27 February 2021 – Lawmakers in Senegal have stripped an opposition MP of his parliamentary immunity opening the way for him to answer possible rape charges. The MP from Senegal’s main opposition political party, Ousmane Sonko, has denied the allegations...
Senegal: Terror Groups Expanding in West Africa

Senegal: Terror Groups Expanding in West Africa

DAKAR, 25 February 2021 – Senegalese authorities and the United Nations say they have documented the infiltration of parts of Senegal by indivduals affiliated to al-Qaeda. A United Nations Security Council report published last February 3 said elements of the...
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