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By Quentin Velluet
Posted on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 15:16

Nafissatou Tine from Senegal, Dieudonné Lankoande from Burkina Faso and Youssouf Ballo from Côte d'Ivoire, founders of Sunulex Africa, Fasolegal.com and Legafrik respectively, are three young companies with a bright future. LINKEDIN

The scene took place in Dakar, on a morning at the beginning of 2021. The Senegalese council of ministers was meeting, as it does every week, with Macky Sall at the palace of the republic. By way of introduction, the head of state asked his team about the agenda.

Like a ritual, the list of texts to be discussed was broken down point by point, until one of the government members asked: “This text rings a bell. Didn’t we already talk about it a few days ago?”

As there was some doubt, the subject was put aside to be checked up on later. A few days later, the government secretariat informed the President and minister concerned that the text in question had indeed been promulgated a few days earlier.

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