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Obama's secret mission to dissuade Macky Sall from seeking third term

US President Barack Obama talks with the Senegalese president Macky Sall during a bilateral press conference at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, on 27 June 2013.
US President Barack Obama talks with the Senegalese president Macky Sall during a bilateral press conference at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, on 27 June 2013. © Jim Watson/AFP
According to information gathered by African Intelligence, the former US president quietly reached out to his erstwhile counterpart to express Washington's misgivings about his presumed intention to run for re-election in February 2024. His intervention was closely coordinated with the Biden administration. [...]
Published on 12.05.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 4 minutes Pierre-Elie de Rohan Chabot, Paul Deutschmann
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