Let’s return back to Senegal where tensions breed between state police andsupporters of opposition leader OusmaneSonko, during violent protests in various parts of the country. This incident resulted in the death of 3persorns including a 22-year-old student during clashes. Sonko, who is currently on a sick bed, has accused the government of attempting to assassinate him and his supporters have called for his release.
There are also concerns about a potential constitutional violation if President Macky Sall decides to run for a third term in the upcoming presidential elections, as the country’s constitution limits presidents to two terms in office. However, Sall has not yet confirmed whether he will run for a third term, but his silence on the matter has raised suspicions among some Senegalese.
Let’s bring in our guests to find out why the regional body ECOWAS has been quiet on the incident, and how the Senegalese government can better handle the situation.
Joining from Dakar is Ibrahima Khan, a human rights activist.