Senegal's president replaces prime minister

Justice Minister Aminata Toure named new PM after Abdoul Mbaye was dismissed by President Macky Sall.

Last Modified: 01 Sep 2013 22:33
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Abdoul Mbaye had been chosen for the prime minister's post right after President Sall's 2012 election victory [AFP]

Senegal's President Macky Sall has fired Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye, replacing him with Justice Minister Aminata Toure.

"The president has asked me to form and lead a new government...I have accepted the job," Toure said.

Presidential spokesman Abou Abel Thiam did not disclose the reason of announcing Mbaye’s departure on Sunday.

Mbaye, who was not a member of any political party, had been chosen for the post right after Sall's March 2012 election victory.

Mbaye studied in Senegal and France's top business schools and previously worked at West Africa's BCEAO central bank.

He has been credited with turning around several ailing private banks in the country.

Sall won a hotly contested presidential election in 2012 against veteran incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, promising to tackle poverty and corruption as a priority and reduce the cost of running the West African state's government.


Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Remnants of deadly demonstrations to be displayed in a new museum, a year after protests pushed president out of power.
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.