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Meet Aminata Touré, the New Iron Lady of Senegal

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal, Breaking News, Governance, Law, Politics, Women & Gender

Aminata Touré [1] was introduced as the new prime minister of Senegal [2] after Abdoul Mbaye was dismissed by president Macky Sall [fr]. Assirou News states that [2] [fr] Touré is a human rights activist and a former coordinator for the UNFPA. Boubacar Kante reports that she is also known as Senegal's “Iron Lady” for her tough stance on corruption [3] [fr]: she led the investigation against prominent religious leader Cheikh Béthio Thioune for accessory to murder.