Africa’s youngest president – level 3

29-03-2024 15:00

44-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye is about to become Africa’s youngest elected president. This follows the concession of Faye’s victory by opposition candidate Amadou Ba in Sunday’s election in Senegal.

Unofficial results suggest that Faye holds a significant lead over Ba. This election comes after a period of political unrest in Senegal and outgoing President Macky Sall attempting to delay it until December. Faye’s unexpected rise in politics includes a brief period of imprisonment alongside influential figure Osman Sanko.

Faye promises to deal with issues like corruption, unemployment, and the high cost of living. He emphasizes fairness, integrity, and transparency.

Difficult words: concession (admitting defeat), integrity (being honest and having strong moral principles), transparency (openness and honesty).

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What promises has Bassirou Diomaye Faye made to the people of Senegal as he prepares to become the country's youngest elected president?


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