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SENEGAL – Violence at UCAD: Sanctions have given to student protesters


The students of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) were sanctioned this Friday, July 2, 2021 in Dakar the Senegalese capital. At issue, acts of vandalism were noted within the social campus causing numerous damages.The university’s discipline council made its decision. In total, 88 students were sanctioned.

During a meeting, the university authorities of the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar sanctioned this Friday, July 2, 2021, nearly a hundred students. The latter were involved in acts of vandalism and degradation within the academic institute. Indeed, it all began with the proclamation of the results of the elections of the faculty of law on June 8, 2021 and the faculty of letters on June 12, 2021.The students immediately challenged the results by talking about fraud in this internal election. The anger has thus risen a notch causing uncontrolled demonstrations.

These sanctions follow President Macky Sall’s request to put an end to university violence while he was on an economic tour in Matam. 88 students were involved in the proceeding, including student Serigne Mbacké, in license II at the Faculty of Law. He was definitively excluded, a very heavy sentence. Seven other students are excluded for five years. Two of these students are in the Master’s program, Boubacar Diallo, a Master I student in the Faculty of Letters and Sidy Diop, a Master II student in the Faculty of Law. The other five are all in license II. 37 other students were also excluded from the Faculty of Law for a term of two years. 21 students were discharged, 9 others were reprimanded.Pending their hearing, the registration of 10 students from the Faculty of Law has been suspended.

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Through these decisions, the university authorities want to pacify the campus. The primary objective is to combat violence but also and above all to send a strong signal to other students.

Pope Abdoulaye Touré, an activist and member of the platform “NIO LANK”, suspended for five years, reacted on his facebook page: “I swear before God and men that I have never been involved in any act of vandalism or violence at the UCAD like nowhere else”. The activist and his comrades faced the press this Tuesday, July 6 at Cheikh Anta Diop University. They brought the rector and the dean of the law school into disrepute. According to them, their suspension within the university is purely political, and the treatment of this file has in no way been equitable. While some students were heavily sanctioned through their exclusion, others were not even bothered. He intends to challenge this decision of the disciplinary board by taking the matter to the Supreme Court.


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