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President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Bassirou Diomaye Faye has, on Monday, been declared winner as a duly elected president of Senegal.

Faye was historically elected as the youngest president in the history of the country.

He, who just turned 44 years on 25th March 2024, was elected on the day of his birth.

Senegalese sources said that he is a visionary leader ready to steer the affairs of the country into prosperity.

About Bassirou Diomaye Faye of Senegal

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, born in 1980 in Ndiaganiao, Senegal, is a Senegalese politician and former tax inspector.

Education and Early Career:

In 2000, Faye earned his baccalaureate.

He holds a master’s degree in law and attended the National School of Administration (ENA) and the magistracy.

His career began as a tax inspector in the Tax and Estates department, where he befriended Ousmane Sonko, a fellow alum from the same school.

Political Career:

Faye became one of the most prominent figures within the party PASTEF (Patriotic Forces of Senegal).

He played a significant role in designing Sonko’s program for the 2019 presidential candidacy.

PASTEF endorsed Faye as its candidate for the 2024 presidential election after Sonko’s candidacy was declared invalid.

Despite PASTEF’s dissolution, Faye ran as an independent candidate.

Former president Abdoulaye Wade and his party endorsed Faye, boosting his chances of winning the election.

Presidential Victory:

On March 25, 2024, Faye was elected as the President of the Republic of Senegal after his rival from the ruling coalition conceded defeat.

Faye’s journey from tax inspector to president reflects his determination and political acumen.

About Senegal

Senegal, officially known as the Republic of Senegal, is a country situated on the Atlantic Ocean coastline in West Africa.

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The name “Senegal” is derived from the Senegal River, which forms its eastern and northern borders.

The country’s location at the westernmost point of the African mainland makes it a significant gateway to the continent.

Senegal’s rich culture, diverse traditions, and historical significance make it an excellent destination for those interested in exploring African heritage.

It shares borders with several neighboring countries ~ Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Additionally, Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, which is a narrow strip of land along the Gambia River.

The River separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country.

Senegal also has a maritime border with Cape Verde, while the capital and largest city is Dakar.

Here are some key facts about Senegal and Faye:

Area: Senegal covers approximately 197,000 square kilometers (about 76,000 square miles).

Population: The country has a population of around 18 million people.

Language: French is the official language understood by only a minority of the population.

Other languages spoken include Wolof, Serer, Diola, Hassaniya Arabic, Pulaar and Soninke.

Climate: Senegal experiences a tropical climate with distinct dry and rainy seasons.

Stability: Since its foundation in 1960, Senegal has been recognized as one of the most stable countries on the African continent.

Democracy: On the 2023 V-Dem Democracy Indices, Senegal ranks 52nd in electoral democracy worldwide and 4th in electoral democracy in Africa.

Faye was elected for a 5-year term as President, and is expected to preside over the affairs of the country till 2029.

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Young African presidents

Africa’s youngest serving presidents are as follows:

1. Burkina Faso: 36-year-old President Ibrahim Traore

2. Chad: 39-year-old President Mahamat Deby

3. Mali: 41-year-old President Assimi Goita

4. Guinea: 44-year-old President Mamady Doumbouya

5. Senegal: 44-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye


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