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Senegal’s president appoints former economy official as prime minister

Senegal’s president appoints former economy official as prime minister

NGOUDA DIONE and DIADIE BA SENEGALESE President Macky Sall reinstated the post of prime minister, appointing a former economy minister to the job two months after a tense legislative election in which Sall's ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority. Amadou Ba, a 61-year-old taxation specialist who has also served as foreign minister, was named as the West African country's prime minister, a statement from the presidency said. Ba's appointment re-establishes the position of prime minister in the West African country following its abolition in April 2019. "The major priorities that the president has outlined include improving household purchasing power, taming…
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