11.4 C
New York

Faye Unfazed by France’s Begging, Vows New Era for Senegal

Published:

Introduction To The Bold Move 

Major shockwaves are hitting West Africa as Senegal’s newly elected president Bassirou Diomaye Faye straight up rejected France’s desperate pleas to partner up.

In a sick burn, Faye vowed to free Senegal from all French and Western control leftovers. The panicked former colonial power pathetically tried to cling to its fading influence by begging Faye to maintain ties.

But Faye boldly announced his plan to steer Senegal toward real independence and sovereignty. He refused to bow down to Western demands.

This historic stance shattered France’s comfy neocolonial order, throwing Paris into chaos. With Faye’s assertive leadership, Senegal won’t tolerate foreign exploitation or sucking up to its former colonial master anymore.

The birth of a new era is clear across West Africa, as the old imperialism guards tremble at becoming irrelevant. Freedom and justice will beat out centuries of oppression.

France’s declining influence is now fading fast. Faye’s presidency signals the inevitable fall of Françafrique in the region. Their desperate begging failed – the chains are now breaking.

Senegal is rising while its colonial past is dead and buried. A new dawn of African sovereignty is brightly coming over the horizon.

Senegal’s New President Rejects France

In an earth-shattering development, Senegal’s newly elected President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has openly vowed to liberate his country from Western neo-colonial control. 

This defiant stance panicked France, Senegal’s former colonial ruler, which pathetically tried to cling to its waning influence by begging the new African leader for an “intensified partnership”. 

But Faye straight up rejected France’s demands, signaling the end of the West’s control over this promising African nation.

The winds of change are clearly blowing across the African continent. This is obvious in Senegal, where the recent presidential election brought the dawn of a new era under Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s leadership.

At only 44 years young, Faye represents the future – a future filled with promise, potential, and determination to bring Senegal to new heights of prosperity.

His victory was huge, not just for Senegal, but for Africa as a whole. For decades, Senegal had been under Western-backed leaders who catered to their old colonial masters instead of their own people’s needs.

But that won’t be the case anymore with the new president.

The people of Senegal overwhelmingly rejected this old guard by electing Faye, a champ of African sovereignty and independence.

The French political peeps were thrown into panic mode as the election results confirmed their worst fears – the loss of control over their former West African colony.

For decades, France had carefully cultivated loyal African leaders who would serve French interests, allowing continued French economic dominance and resource access.

But Bassirou Diomaye Faye refused to play this game. His vow to liberate Senegal from neocolonialism threatened to upend France’s well-oiled system of influence. 

An anxious President Emmanuel Macron hurriedly telephoned President-elect Faye, pathetically begging him to “intensify partnership” with France. Macron tried to persuade Faye to maintain business as usual, allowing French corporations to continue pillaging Senegalese resources. 

But Faye would not capitulate to these demands. Having suffered under years of French meddling in his country’s affairs, he understood that true independence required breaking free from the chains of colonialism – politically, economically, and militarily.

Instead of bowing to Macron’s pleas, Faye boldly declared his intention to review all unfair mining contracts granted to French companies. 

He vowed to diversify Senegal’s international partnerships beyond just the former colonial power. And he promised to empower local African businesses rather than allow profits to be siphoned out of the country by Western interests. 

This was a defiant challenge to the French neocolonial order, which had dominated Francophone West Africa for decades. 

Faye’s election signaled that the African people would no longer tolerate puppet leaders acting at the behest of Western powers. 

His vision was to strengthen cooperation between African nations, promoting trade and development independent of colonial-era exploitation. 

Freedom and sovereignty for Senegal required ending its neo-colonial subjugation to countries like France.

Rattled by this turn of events, the French establishment began frantically trying to find ways to undermine Faye’s incoming government. But their desperate efforts seemed futile in the face of this unstoppable wave of African self-determination.

And on March 28th, Faye paid a visit to his predecessor Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar. The meeting marked a powerful symbolic transition between the old era of servitude to the West and the new era of African self-determination. 

As they cordially bid farewell, it was clear a seismic shift was underway in Senegal.

France is scrambling to retain its waning influence in West Africa. From Burkina Faso to Mali, we are witnessing the inevitable decline of French neo-colonialism across the region. And Senegal is leading the way.

The transition of power in Dakar sounds the death knell for Françafrique. As France’s grip loosens, President-elect Faye is already bringing in a new era focused on benefiting the Senegalese people.

Faye Plans to Revisit exploitative Oil Deals

As a champion of national sovereignty, Faye is determined to ensure Senegal’s natural resources benefit its people rather than enrich foreign corporations. 

One of his top priorities will be renegotiating the country’s oil and gas contracts with companies like BP, Kosmos Energy, and Woodside Energy. For too long, Western firms have exploited Senegal’s offshore oil and gas reserves with deals skewed heavily in their favor. Faye aims to rectify this injustice.

The incoming president has assembled a team of expert advisers to identify precisely how past agreements unfairly deprived Senegal of revenues. 

According to oil adviser Ngagne Demba Toure, the goal is to “renegotiate contracts to increase the state’s shares and change the system of sharing production.” 

The objective is a fairer distribution that allocates more profits to the Senegalese people.

However, Faye insists these renegotiations will be conducted professionally, not arbitrarily. His government will engage constructively with contracted companies based on the rule of law. 

As Toure stated, “The two parties agree to discuss some clauses of the contract.” This reasonable, transparent approach will hopefully yield an amicable settlement. 

The targeted projects – the Grand Tortue Ahmeyim LNG facility and Sangomar oil field – are finally set to commence operations this year after long delays. Developed at a cost of $4.8 billion, they are expected to transform Senegal into one of the world’s fastest growing economies. 

But previous regimes allowed foreign companies to craft exploitative deals granting them the lion’s share of profits. For example, back in 2012 former president Abdoulaye Wade awarded offshore gas blocks to a company owned by businessman Frank Timis – a man with no industry experience. 

After suspicious payments to Wade’s brother, the rights were sold to BP for $10 billion. Yet again, Senegal lost out.

Faye’s economic advisers have singled out the BP deal as requiring particularly close scrutiny. 

Adviser Babo Amadou Ba stated the blocks were “transferred to BP and Kosmos without Senegal being able to use its first buyer’s right.” Clearly the lack of transparency or fair competition have harmed Senegal.

While BP and Kosmos have stated their desire to maintain positive relations with Senegal’s government, they must understand the era of unbalanced contracts is over. African resources will no longer be plundered to enrich Western shareholders. 

As Faye rebalances contracts with foreign corporations, his sights are also set on the bigger picture of pan-African cooperation. 

Pan-African Dreams Shape Faye’s Vision for a New Senegal

President-elect Faye has a grand vision for Senegal and the African continent. He is determined to prioritize pan-African cooperation and collective self-reliance. 

Upon his election victory, leaders across Africa immediately reached out to congratulate Faye and offer partnerships.

In a statement, African Union Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat said he “warmly congratulates” Faye on the official declaration of his first-round win, while wishing him “full success in his weighty and noble charge”.

In particular, Niger’s Brigadier General Abdurrahmane Tiani, President of Niger’s National Council for the Safeguarding of the Homeland, extended a hand of pan-African solidarity to Faye. 

General Tiani endorsed President-elect Faye’s progressive ideals, aligning them with the values held by the Alliance of Sahel States. 

He hailed Senegal’s display of political maturity and commitment to social justice, democracy, patriotism and independence, echoing sentiments of solidarity and cooperation. 

General Tiani expressed his readiness to collaborate with President-elect Faye, emphasizing their shared vision for the liberation, sovereignty and prosperity of their respective nations and the Sahel region at large. 

With a renewed commitment to strengthen bilateral relations, the message conveyed a sense of fraternity and mutual respect between the two nations.

This fraternal bond highlights the potential for greater unity between Sahelian countries like Senegal and Niger.

Meanwhile, France desperately attempts to cling to its waning power over its former colonies. But under Faye’s leadership, Senegal will no longer be constrained by the chains of Françafrique. 

The new president envisions ending the exploitation of his country’s resources by French corporations.

Instead, Faye will pursue South-South cooperation and cultivate new economic partnerships across the Global South. Senegal has much to gain from collaboration with the BRICS bloc – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The BRICS model of mutual trade and investment suits Faye’s strategy of diversifying Senegal’s international alliances.

In this new era, Senegal seeks partnerships with fellow emerging economies rather than its former colonial master. By strengthening ties with the non-Western world, Faye can fulfill his promise of national liberation. 

His pan-African vision represents the future, while France’s imperial ambitions are relics of the past.

Related articles

Recent articles

spot_img