A whole bunch of Senegalese demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to denounce President’s Macky Sall makes an attempt at operating for a 3rd time period.
For a lot of, democracy in Senegal is below menace.
“As a result of Senegal, as everybody is aware of, is a rustic that has not taken the identical path as different nations in Africa. It’s a nation that has proven the world that it’s a democratic nation, that has chosen democracy as an idea the place there have been two political alternations”, mentioned French-Senegalese instructor, Moulaye Aidara.
The demonstration was organised by the get together of opposition determine Ousmane Sonko. The contributors declare that at the very least 102 of its members have been detained for crimes of opinion.
“Maybe at the moment we now not wish to speak about neo-colonialism, about France-Africa, we’re fed up, the French are fed up, the Africans are fed up. At this time, we would like democratic nations that take cost of their destinies and the future of their youth in order that younger persons are now not obliged to take a ship to come back to Europe, to France”, added Moulaye Aidara.
Opposition chief Ousmane Sonko got here third within the 2019 elections and has since emerged as the primary opponent of President Macky Sall.
“Politicians are put in jail each time they communicate. Ousmane Sonko, in any case, there’s a actual cabal towards him. No matter he says, no matter he does, they put sticks in his wheels, we all know very effectively what they wish to do. They wish to forestall him from operating in 2024, and the Senegalese is not going to settle for that”, concluded the French-Senegalese instructor.
Opponents and civil rights defenders declare that civil liberties in Senegal are coming below strain within the run-up to the February 2024 presidential election.
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