An estimated 60% of voters went to the polls yesterday in Senegal for the first round of a contentious presidential election. A second round, run-off will likely be necessary.
Growing tensions and violent protests have gripped Senegal ahead of the presidential election. Sunday will be a critical day for Senegalese democracy, as voters head to the polls for a very contentious vote.
Since January 31, massive protests have been rocking Senegal. What's happening in Senegal, a "beacon of democracy" in an unstable region? Three keys to understanding the situation.