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On the front page of the press, this Monday, June 5, the reactions to the violence of recent days in Senegal. At least 16 people have died since Ousmane Sonko was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday (June 1st).
The supporters of the opponent and those of the president blame each other for the violence, but for Le Djély, the crisis currently hitting Senegal "has a name", and only one: Macky Sall. The Guinean news site accuses the Senegalese president of being "absorbed by his irrepressible desire to stay in power", of having become "inaccessible to the cri de coeur of a youth who had nevertheless acclaimed him 11 years ago". A youth that "had been able to impose its verdict on (his predecessor) Abdoulaye Wade" and who "will reserve the same fate", if Macky Sall decides to run for a 3rd term, predicts Le Djély. "Senegal: we kill, we break everything, we burn everything. And tomorrow, how do we do it?": for Wakat Sera, "the way out of the impasse of Senegal is not only the responsibility of Macky Sall" and Ousmane Sonko, "who defies justice and public authority by transforming a personal matter into a matter of state, must keep reason, instead of heating the "street " white". The Burkinabe news site warns that "neither the France that some accuse of being behind Macky Sall nor Russia that others claim to be the invisible hand (behind) Ousmane Sonko will come to rebuild a Senegal in ruins", calling on the Senegalese to "avoid that the trap of power-hungry politicians closes on them".
Also on the front page, the mobilization, tomorrow, in France, of opponents of the pension reform. While the first two decrees of the reform were published yesterday in the Official Journal, Le Parisien/Aujourd'hui en France explains that these opponents hope that a significant mobilization tomorrow will increase pressure on the government and deputies, during the examination, Thursday, of the bill of the independents of the Liot group, to repeal the reform - a text that however has a priori almost no chance of being adopted. For its part, the government wants to close once and for all the "retirement sequence", and launch a "pact of life at work" to respond to those who accuse it of having put the cart (pensions) before the horse (work) - unless the pension file turns into an elephant in the room.
The government recently presented a "security package" to protect elected officials from the violence to which they are subjected. This announcement, which came after the highly publicized resignation of the mayor of Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, victim of harassment by far-right activists, precedes a bill that should be presented next fall, according to Libération. The newspaper, which interviewed two mayors and two deputies, including the elected ecologist of Paris Sandrine Rousseau, says that the daily life of many elected officials is becoming "more and more anxiety-provoking", and that violence against them "intensifies" - "one more symptom of the dysfunctions that affect our democratic life", according to Libé.
On the sports side, a lot of football on the menu, with the departure of French striker Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, after 14 seasons. The announcement of this departure moves the Spanish sports daily Marca, which seems quite surprised by this news, described as "surprising". No surprise, however, on the side of Arab News, which announces that the Saudi club Al-Ittihad has concluded a two-year agreement with the player. The newspaper keeps a modest silence on the amount of this contract, estimated last week by the Spanish newspaper As, at 100 to 200 million euros annually - as imprecise as astronomical. He will not go to Saudi Arabia, and says he wants to turn the page of football: the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his retirement last night at the age of 41, according to the Huffington Post. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is old to retire, but not yet old enough to join the Japanese over-80 football league. This tournament, created in 2017, is becoming increasingly successful with the aging of the population. Slate points out that the rules have of course been slightly adapted, with fifteen-minute halves, permission for players to leave the field, as soon as they feel tired, and of course, a very long summer break, to avoid the hot weather in July and August.
News from Roland-Garros, to finish. Le Parisien/Aujourd'hui en France reports on the content of the guide given to hostesses at the time of their hiring for the competition. This charter stipulates qq criteria of beauty, including the obligation to wax the legs and armpits - which some consider to be part of a tradition of another age. "Roland Garros is the world of yesterday, a conservative, retrograde, sexist and misogynistic institution, which takes women for green plants," said Paris MP Sandrine Rousseau. The mayor of the sixth arrondissement of Paris, Jean-Pierre Lecoq, meanwhile, deemed it necessary to recall that "there are men who like hairy women, and (that) a little down, it can be cute!".
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