Senegal: Macky Sall’s place in the sun
Senegal’s President Macky Sall has called a constitutional referendum to reduce his mandate from seven to five years. This will bring elections forward to 2017; Sall has not yet said whether he will run again. Meanwhile his Alliance pour la République faces economic challenges including chronic lack of electricity, but the energy picture is looking brighter. Kosmos Energy has just made a big new gas find with the Guembeul well, raising its reserves estimate for the Greater Tortue complex offshore Senegal and Mauritania to 17tcf from 14tcf. This follows Cairn Energy’s oil discoveries of 2014 offshore Senegal, now under appraisal.
Issue 316, 28 January, 2016Go to full article