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Senegal Swears in 44-Year-Old Faye as Fifth President

In a historic moment for Senegal, opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, aged 44, has been inaugurated as the nation’s fifth president.

Faye assumed office today, April 2, succeeding former president Macky Sall, in a ceremony held in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar.

The event, attended by African leaders and dignitaries includin, marks a significant milestone for Senegal and the African continent.

Among the distinguished guests was Nigeria’s President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of States and Government, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, underscoring the regional importance of Faye’s inauguration.

As the youngest elected president in Africa, Faye’s ascent to power signals a new era for Senegal, characterized by promises of radical reform and visionary leadership.

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