Inner circles | Senegal
Presidential candidates court top echelons of Mouride brotherhood

Pilgrims at the Great Mosque of Touba on 25 September  2021, the day before the Grand Magal of the Mourides.
Pilgrims at the Great Mosque of Touba on 25 September 2021, the day before the Grand Magal of the Mourides. © Carmen Abd Ali/AFP
Mountakha Bassirou Mbacké, the head of Senegal's powerful Muslim Mouride brotherhood, and his inner circle are trying to ease political tensions sparked by the abrupt postponement of the presidential election, initially scheduled for this month. [...]
Published on 09.02.2024 at 05:40 GMT Reading time 6 minutes
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