Senegal: French and Spanish officers deployed to check documents at Dakar airport


Passengers at Dakar airport have recently passed through exit checks only to find themselves confronted by French and Spanish officials demanding to see their papers. The officials have reportedly been deployed as "mentors" for Senegalese border guards; their presence is part of "a joint operational program" between Senegal and the EU. Passengers at the airport say they did not see any Senegalese officials accompanying the French and Spanish guards - which raises questions over how exactly the "mentoring" program works - and have expressed indignation that foreign officials are deployed in such a manner, highlighting that it is impossible to imagine the situation in reverse.

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Source: AIBD - Indignation de passagers sénégalais après des contrôles à l’embarquement faits par des policiers français et espagnols : la souveraineté sénégalaise à rude épreuve! (Dakaractu, link)

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