44-year-old Faye sworn in as Senegalese 5th president

Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, 44-year-old opposition candidate, has been sworn in as the fifth Senegalese president.

Faye took over from immediate past president Macky Sall on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in an event witnessed by African leaders in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar.

Nigeria’s President and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of States and Government, Bola Ahmed Tinubu also attended.

Faye is the youngest elected president on the African continent.

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