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|Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by EzeUche(m): 3:54pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Marieme Sall, Senegal's first black First Lady
If Marieme Faye Sall chose not to read the newspapers before her husband's victory, it was because she knew that the pro-Abdoulaye Wade propaganda machinery was spinning the mill to present her as a cloned Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former president of Côte d'Ivoire.
According them, Macky Sall's wife was power drunk, pious and instigating her husband to radicalise. On the other hand, comparison between outgoing president Abdoulaye Wade's wife and newly elected Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattarra's wife abounded. Both of them are white, blonde and French.
In fact, all Senegalese first ladies, with the exception of former President Diouf's wife, who was Senegalese of Lebanese descent, have been European. But contrary to what the rumour mill has produced, the forty something year old mother of three, is far from being the political animal that Simone Gbagbo was.
"Marieme is neither a hermit nor intrudes in her husband's political career, but she is a committed housewife," says a close friend. But her present attitude was beaten into shape as a result of old experiences. Once bitten twice shy, Marieme Faye Sall has done her level best to steer clear of some of the unsavoury memories she left behind during her husband's 2004-2007 term as Prime Minister. Marieme is said to have done and undone the careers of many. The bitter after taste of that intrusion has been a lesson learnt. Today, she steers clear of the political scene.
Again, unlike Simone, Marieme, who has been described as a down to earth person by people who have been near her in recent times, is never seen in meetings organised by Alliance pour la République (APR), her husband's political party, created in 2008. And while she stayed close to her husband during the political campaign, she was not implicated in the party's decision.
Marieme Faye Sall was in high school when she met her future husband, Macky Sall, in 1992. Three years later she became pregnant and left her studies to take care of her family. Today, she becomes Senegal's first black first lady to have a single nationality. Segnhor's wife was French, Diouf's wife had a Senegalese mother and a Lebanese father and Wade's wife is French.
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by EzeUche(m): 3:58pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Leopold Senghor and his wife
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by ektbear: 3:58pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Black man and addiction to white pum pum
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by EzeUche(m): 4:06pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Abdoulaye Wade and his wife
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by Nobody: 4:11pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Finally, a president without colo-mentality
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by Okijajuju1(m): 4:32pm On Mar 27, 2012|
Yippy doo daa doo
Okija is back y'all. . .
Like whats up with Senegalese politicians and white bitc'hes?! And Ugly white bitc'hes at that!!
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by Nayah(f): 8:26am On Mar 28, 2012|
careytommy: Finally, a president without colo-mentalityAre you sure?? he was the right hand of Wade's cabinet and France wouldn't have left him if they had not any interest, wait and see
|Re: Marieme Sall, Senegal's First Black First Lady by BahPulo(f): 5:01pm On Mar 28, 2012|
I wonder if this an old picture I don't like what she is wearing look too outdated I know senegal has better style than that. I am not surprise though Macky being toucouleur chances of him marrying outside of his tribe are very low. Marieme, I think is half toucouleur and wolof. I know for sur her mom is halpoulard don't about her dad.
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