Nathalie Yamb, the Swiss-Cameroonian activist and activist, spoke out on the tense situation in Senegal from Thursday March 4 to Monday March 8, 2021 with a series of demonstrations across the country. Clashes that claimed the lives of 14 young Senegalese and caused nearly 590 injuries. For good reason, the arrest of the main opponent, Ousmane Sonko, who is accused of rape and threat of death by a masseuse in a salon called Sweet Beauty. Nathalie Yamb holds the government of Macky Sall responsible, whom she accuses of being under the orders of France. For the 51-year-old activist, this uprising of the Senegalese people is the consequence of “the bad governance of an autocratic, nepotist and corrupt regime in the recurrent instrumentalization of justice to eliminate political opponents. Here are his words in a video. posted on social networks on Tuesday, March 10, 2021. She began her statement by citing the names of people who lost their lives during these unprecedented and murderous protests.
“Baye Cheikh Diop, Cheikh Coly, Famara Goudiaby, Pape Sidi Mbaye, Cheikhouna Ndiaye, Sadio Camara, Mansour Thiam, Moussa Dramé, Alassane Barry, Modou ndiaye, Bounama Sall. These names are those of some of the victims of the war in Macky Sall against the Senegalese people. They were 12, 17, 18, 20, 21 years old, the oldest was 35 years old. They were killed on his instructions not by the police but by forces under the orders of the tyrant May they rest in peace and their loved ones be comforted!
Hello, my name is Nathalie “Yamb”, that means “bee in Wolof”. Considering what is going on, it is impossible for me not to talk about Senegal today. So I turned upside down what I had planned to make this video […] which will be more focused on current events to, on the one hand, once again express my support to all those who are fighting proudly and courageously for freedom, the rule of law in Senegal and to tell you two or three things that will undoubtedly sting some, it is the trademark of a bee, isn’t it?
Monday, faced with an unprecedented popular revolt which had followed the arbitrary arrests of Ousmane Sonko but also of Guy Marius Sagna, Thiate and Kilifeu of the collective “y’en a marre”, and many other opponents and activists, the regime Macky Sall’s offender was forced to backtrack and release under judicial conditions the leader of the apposition and holder of the aspiration for change of Senegalese youth, Ousmane Sonko.
As he had done that with the former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, at the time there was nothing. The Senegalese president said to himself that he was going to use the same springs again, but he got it wrong. If the arrest of Sonko was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the reasons for the anger are to be found in the bad governance of an autocratic, nepotist and corrupt regime in the recurrent instrumentalisation of justice for eliminate political opponents and in endemic poverty which has increased with the completely shifted and liberticidal measures stupidly copied from France, introduced by the Senegalese president, the man who finds great pride in reminding national and international opinion that Senegalese riflemen were privileged during World War II because, unlike other Africans, they received desserts.
On the other hand, when it came to paying them their pay, it was not chocolate mousse, vanilla éclairs that they received but rather bursts of machine guns fired at point blank range by soldiers of the army of France that they had helped to liberate. An execution, a massacre that France tried to cover up. I recommend that you read the comic strip “Dead for France” published by Les Arènes […] which looks back on this barbaric and shameful episode as there are so many in French colonial history. The descendants of the martyrs of Thiaroye will have fully appreciated the degrading output of Macky Sall.
We are a family, he had the audacity to ramble on in an insipid televised address he held on Monday evening after the president of the newly released Pastef gave an anthology speech a few hours before. Ah well, when you, Macky Sall, are you of the family of those that you yourself qualify as unemployed, that your minister of injustice describes as idle wrestlers, and that your sinister from the inside calls for terrorists. That’s how you treat your family, Macky Sall, you get your kids killed, Macky, we know how you treat your family. When it’s your brother Aliou who pockets the bribes on the oil money, you do everything in your power to protect him and save him from justice. When there is Covid-19, your wife takes the vaccines to vaccinate at home, all your family members and your clan. You take your brother-in-law, you appoint him a quiet minister. When French journalists are killed in Paris, you jump on your plane to parade like a charlot crying that you are Charlie, that’s how you treat your real family. Otherwise when the 140 young people who were trying to flee the misery that you have imposed on them for nine years, drowned off the Senegalese coast in October 2020, it is in vain that we waited for a tear or a word of compassion from your go. And in Senegal, the independent media, you have them blocked on Canal + from Bolloré your corrupting friend to whom you passed the ro-ro terminal at the port of Dakar once you came to power.
I really hope that the Senegalese will no longer be fooled, an individual like Macky Sall will unfortunately never have the honor necessary to recognize that he has failed, betrayed his oath taken in front of the people and that it is necessary that he is stepping down so that early elections can be held within 60 to 90 days as provided for in the Constitution. On the contrary, all the plots that he tirelessly foments with the help of magistrates and corrupt officials to eliminate his potential adversaries show that the type risks running again in 2024. That, that will not happen unless the populations decline. keep. The struggle is not over with the provisional release of Ousmane Sonko. He will try to wear you down during the three years that separate us from the next presidential elections. Macky Sall will attack very emblematic figures to break the resistance and will launch his cops on lambdas protesters who will be arrested on the basis of photos and videos posted on social networks before it raises crowds. You have to stay mobilized, you have to stay in the streets and keep up the pressure or you’re screwed. And those who have not yet been released, will remain in tin joined by others like Cheikh Diouf who was arrested by the elements of the police at the exit of the Aristide le Dantec hospital where he had gone to change his bandage. . Cheikh had his hand amputated after being shot and wounded during protests at UCAD. […]
Don’t give Macky Sall a break. He must resign, he must be dislodged from the palace. […]
In the meantime, a word of advice: keep a low profile because it is these kinds of hazardous and contemptuous exit that will make that next time, it is not only 14 stores that will be destroyed but the remaining 17 as well. other French businesses and interests above, and not only in Senegal but all over Africa. “