Ousmane Sonko is a Senegalese politician and author. In 2019, he became the youngest candidate to contest in the presidential election in Senegal. Ousmane Sonko challenged Macky Sall, the incumbent president, in the 2019 election and is viewed by many as a notable opposition leader to Macky Sall.
Born in Senegal, French politician and author Rama Yade started her career as a top-level civil servant with the French Senate. The UMP member has led France as its Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights and for Sports. She has also represented France at the UNESCO.
Senegalese author and politician Ousmane Diop Socé was a pioneering novelist from her country. She was also one of the first African students to study at a French university on a scholarship. Known for her novels, historical legends, and animal stories, she also served as Senegal’s ambassador to the US and the UN.