All posts tagged Macky Sall

Independence Day

I had a close encounter with the newly elected president on Senegal’s Independence Day. Macky Sall sped past me on his way to Place de L’ind├ępendance for the celebrations.
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President Macky


Today the new President of Senegal, Macky Sall, was inaugurated here in Dakar. I went down to the outside of the presidential palace. It was a roaring sea of happy people. With the heat and noise it got too much so I withdrew to a cafe to watch coverage on a local station. When Macky started waving from the top of his car on the way in the crowd erupted and he noise was deafening. This was not just a celebration of Mackey but of democracy.