Switzerland opts to hold violent extremism prevention conference in Dakar
The Swiss foreign affairs department is currently preparing a regional conference on dialogue and security in Africa, which will be held in Dakar in February 2023.
As jihadist groups intensify their push towards the countries of the Gulf of Guinea, the Senegalese president is banking on the DRN intelligence agency to contain the threat. The DRN, which was caught off guard by major riots last year, is also expected to anticipate any unrest in the run-up to the 2024 presidential election.
The Senegalese president must appoint a handful of senior officials this month, including a new prime minister - and these are decisions that the setback of the government majority in the legislative elections of July has made more strategic than ever.