President Macky Sall just said words that did not please Senegalese citizen and Africans. On the occasion of the launch of his book “Republican Conviction”, the Senegalese Head of State opened a breach on colonization.
“It’s our French friends. We have a special relationship with France, It is true that they have colonized us, and there is a peaceful decolonization. But, as Professor Iba Der told me, they have always respected the Senegalese because the Senegalese riflemen’s regiment, when they were in the barracks, they were entitled to desserts while other Africans had not “.
These words, spoken with humor, had a boomerang effect with the Senegalese, who manifested themselves on social networks.
Je n’ai plus de mots pour ce gars
Dire que nous sommes au 21eme siècle et qu’un Président d’une république ose sortir cela.
Je pense que je vais abandonner.
— Maam Jaara Kane 🇸🇳 (@KaneBousso) May 26, 2018
On a quand même élu un Président de la République qui est fier d'avoir eu du dessert quand ses frères n'en avaient pas! Qu'avons-nous fait à Dieu pour mériter ça? #kebetu
— Hady Ba (@hadyba_) May 27, 2018
The salacious response of Cheikh Bamba Dièye
Politicians have also been indignant at President Sall’s remarks. This is the case of Cheikh Bamba Dièye, a member of the opposition who does not mince words on Facebook and recalls the massacre of Senegalese riflemen in 1944.
“To think that there is something good about colonization that has undoubtedly been the biggest genocide with a cold and planned robbery of our resources and trampling on our cultures is an unforgivable mistake for an African leader.