Senegal: Faye appoints opposition figure, Sonko, as prime minister

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The newly inaugurated President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, has named the leader of the biggest opposition party as his prime minister.

Ousmane Sonko is President Faye’s political mentor and the two had been imprisoned just before the March elections.

They were granted amnesty, alongside many other political prisoners, by the outgoing President Macky Sall.

During campaigns both Sonko and Faye outlined radical political and economic reforms, including national reconciliation after months of turmoil sparked by their jailing.

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