Youssou Ndour yesterday issued a statement on the demonstrations that have plunged Senegal into mourning since Ousmane Sonko was sentenced to two years in prison. No life should be lost in these circumstances,” said the artist.
No life, because it is sacred! Dear Senegalese sisters and brothers, we are one big family with our affinities and our differences. Whether you’re a member of the Defence and Security Forces, the government or the opposition, we’re all SENEGALESE.
As a solution, the star recommends “sincere dialogue”. “Let’s talk for the supreme interest of our country and try to find solutions TOGETHER to preserve it from the darkness of division. We must ALL work towards this goal”, he called. Fifteen people died between Thursday and Friday, according to the latest government figures.