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Fadel Barro


Par Sabine.CESSOU - Publié en janvier 2016

Fadel Barro, a 38-year-old Senegalese journalist, has become a respected opinion leader since his civic movement Y’en a marre (“Fed Up”) led part of the opposition to Abdoulaye Wade, who wanted to stay in power in 2011 and 2012. His organisation spawned offspring such as Le Balai citoyen (The Citizens’ Broom”) in Burkina Faso (read opposite). Mr. Barro was arrested in Kinshasa on 15 March and expelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His only crime: holding a press conference with Lutte pour le changement (“Struggle for Change”) and Filimbi, two movements of young Congolese citizens whose potential for mobilisation worries Joseph Kabila, suspected of wanting to seek a third term in of?  ce at the end of 2016.

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