Being the custodian of sea of knowledge, wisdom and experience, President Abdoulaye Wade is playing pivotal roles in bringing back normalcy in Bissau, Conakry, Mauritania and Cote d’Ivoire.
It’s obvious that Senegal itself has its hands full with its own domestic problems that need to be urgently addressed before exploding into full blown crisis.
The country is still trying to recover from Thursday’s protest by telecoms company workers who could not swallow their anger against the government’s plans to tap incoming international phone calls volumes to maximize tax revenues.
The results was a complete disruption of internet and long distance services in a country home to a slew of regional businesses, news agencies and aid groups.
I am concerned about Sonatel workers union leaders’ comments of “fighting fire with fire.” We don’t expect such inflammatory statements in Senegal, especially at a time the regional economic grouping is doing all it could to win back stability in West Africa.