The Senegalese government announced new measures to fight against road insecurity, including a ban on night bus trips and the import of second-hand tires, after an accident that killed 39 people. Road accidents officially kill 700 people every year in Senegal, a West African country of more than 17 million inhabitants. Prime Minister Amadou Bâ, announced that public passenger transport vehicles will be banned from travelling on interurban roads between 23:00 and 05:00. Buses called schedules, carrying passengers and goods, many of which travel at night from region to region, are one of the main means of transport in Senegal and cause many accidents. Pray that the prohibiting measures will reduce accidents and loss of life. Pray for mourning Senegalese get comfort and peace of mind overcoming bereavement (The Bible, Psalm 11:7).
Macky Sall is a Senegalese politician who has been President of Senegal since April 2012. Mohammed Dionne is the Prime Minister. As a model of democratic success, Senegal has remained relatively peaceful and enjoyed economic stability and freedom of the press for years. Agriculture and tourism are the country’s main sources of revenue. Tightened security laws have affected freedoms as the nation has concerns about encroaching militant Islam in the region. Government forces have been deployed increasingly to the border regions this year. Senegal is a Muslim-dominated multi-party democracy but remains accepting of other religions. Christian Believers remain free to worship openly and rarely face persecution. Senegal hosts large refugee numbers. Many African illegal migrants use Senegal as a departure point for Europe.