Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Meet two wives of Senegal’s new president, Marie Khone, Absa


The newly sworn-in President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, assumed the nation’s highest political workplace with two first girls, Marie Khone and Absa.

The 44-year-old Senegalese president takes over the nation’s management from outgoing President Macky Sall.

He was sworn in, in Diamniadio, close to Dakar, the capital, having defeated his essential rival and ruling occasion coalition candidate Amadou Ba and profitable the delayed election with over 54 per cent of the votes.

Throughout his swearing-in, Faye offered his two wives earlier than the nation in an uncommon scene.

Marie Khone, who till now had by no means been within the highlight, hails from the identical village as her barrister and tax inspector husband. They married 15 years in the past, in 2009 and have 4 youngsters—three boys and a lady.

The 34-year-old girls’s rights activist is the primary spouse of Faye and performed an vital function within the president-elect’s political journey and wrestle.

Marie Khone by no means held any identified official title however is believed to command widespread respect in Senegal.

She championed initiatives to spice up schooling and healthcare accessibility in Senegal. Her lasting legacy is a supply of inspiration and empowerment for girls inside Senegal and past its borders.

Absa, the second spouse, married Faye a couple of 12 months in the past as his second spouse. Little is understood of the 31-year-old who has no baby but for the brand new president.

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