On July 23 and 27, 2011 thousands of Senegalese made the headlines when they clearly manifested their opposition to the government and the many excesses of the political class. In particular, they protested against a bill giving President Abdoulaye Wade (85) a third term of office and letting his son succeed him.
The protest movement “Enough’s enough” has led an intense campain to call for a change, a mission in which the young people have taken a crucial part.
On 26 February 2012, the 5.3 million citizens registered on the electoral lists were called to the polls. They asked the father of the nation to withdraw with dignity.
Mbayang Diaw // Dakar
Mor Talla Mane // Thies