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Senegal: President Macky Sall Appoints Brother Into His Cabinet, Senegalese React

A few days ago, Senegalese President Macky Sall appointed his brother Aliou Sall as chief executive of the Caisse des dépôts et de consignations. An appointment that continues to make great noise not only in Senegalese political class but also on social networks.

Several Internet users with a majority of Senegalese nationality did not hide their exasperation when they learned of this appointment. The indignation comes from the fact that the president promised in an interview with Jeune Afrique in December 2016 that he never mixes the family and the management of the country. “I never mix my family with the management of the country,” he said. But 09 months later, here is the Senegalese president who appoints his own brother Aliou Sall to head the Caisse des dépôts et consignations.

Aliou Sall

It should be noted that Aliou Sall was elected in 2014, in the Dakar suburbs, he is president of the Association of local elected representatives (Ueal), president of the Association of Mayors of Senegal (Ams) with the support of ruling party


Aliou Sall is also a director at the Bank of Dakar. He was until recently the representative of Petrotim (a multinational hydrocarbon company) in Africa. Aliou Sall warmly thanked his brother President Macky for confidence.

”  I am honored and very anxious to get to work because I am moved only by the desire to serve my country. It is a new mission and I intend to get there very quickly to accomplish it to meet the expectations of the Head of State who entrusted me. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for this mark of confidence ,

“he said in the Senegalese media.

“A declaration of war against the interests of Senegal”

For Malick Gackou , the president  of the big party, “The appointment of the brother of the President of the Republic to the post of director general of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations is a declaration of war against the vital interests of Senegal  . 


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