NARCO ANALYSIS: Dakar's Careening

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

By Geoff D. Porter

The rioting in Senegal over the last week is a good lesson in the unpredictability of political stability.

One would’ve been hard pressed to find any commentary or analysis in recent years that hinted at the kind of countrywide violence and unrest that rocked Senegal over the last week.

Commentary emphasized political stability. Dakar’s democratic transition. Economic growth. The investor friendly environment. The path toward energy self-sufficiency and even the eventual export of value-add hydrocarbons products. The praises of President Macky Sall’s 20-year Plan Sénégal Emergent (PES) were sung...

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