The ruling majority and the opposition alliance both declare victory the July 31 legislative vote, which is bad for Senegal’s democracy.
Senegal articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Senegal. Long considered one of Africa's model democracies, Senegal is an electoral democracy. According to Freedom House, the "Senegalese National Observatory of Elections has credibly overseen legislative and presidential polls since creation in 1997". Also see our articles on Africa.
Senegal Youth Using Digital Tools To Safeguard Democracy
The internet shutdown in Senegal aims to quell anti-regime protests but Senegalese youth are using digital tools to fight back.
Senegal’s Democracy Faces a Crisis of Public Trust
Despite a track record of democratic progress, recent news from Senegal is troubling, requiring a re-examination of the country’s complexities.
Senegal Election Commission Warns Against Early Calls Amid Wait
Vote counting has begun in Senegal after a peaceful day of voting in Sunday’s presidential election. CENA says results will be out Monday or Tuesday.
Senegal’s President Macky Sall Seeks 2nd Term
Senegal’s President Macky Sall is counting on the success of his economic record to propel him to win a second term in Sunday’s elections.
24 Arrested, Seizes Weapons After Senegal Pre-Election Violence
Police in eastern Senegal have made two dozen arrests and seized knives after clashes in the run-up to presidential elections left at least two dead.
Court Publishes Controversial 2019 Senegal Presidential Candidate List
Senegal’s constitutional court has approved five of 27 candidates who filed to run in the Feb. 24 presidential elections, rejecting two major opponents.
At Senegal Museum of Black Civilizations, a Call to Come Home
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.
Malian Activist Artist Channels Popular Anger Into Politics
Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
When Monarchs Run For Elections: Leadership Alternation in Africa
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.