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Senegal: Macky Sall’s top priorities when he takes over the African Union in February

By Mawunyo Hermann Boko
Posted on Monday, 3 January 2022 20:08

Macky Sall in Paris, 27 August 2020. ROMUALD MEIGNEUX/SIPA

Senegal’s President Macky Sall, who is due to take over the reins of the African Union (AU) in February 2022, will inherit many pressing issues, including 'forever-transition' governments, economic recovery and managing the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the fourth time in the country’s history, Senegal will be running the African Union (AU). After Léopold Sédar Senghor (1980) and Abdou Diouf (1985 and 1992), it is now Macky Sall’s turn to preside over the continent’s destiny by taking over the AU for a year, starting February 2022. To say that expectations are high is an understatement.