The president of the NGO Urgences Panafricanistes, who was placed in custody last Friday, was released with the Senegalese prosecutor’s office requesting for a three months incarceration.
His act had become viral on social networks, re-launching once again the debate on the Franc CFA.
His supporters (pan-Africanists and anti-colonialists) have admired him, going so far as to burn FCFA notes as a sign of rejection of the currency.
At a rally against Francafrique in Dakar on August 19, the Franco-Beninois Kemi Séba had created a scandal by burning a 5,000 CFA francs bank note to denounce a currency he calls the “politico-economical scandal of the colonial order “.
As he appeared last Tuesday, 29 August 2017 before a court in Dakar, Kemi Séba explained that he did not wish to break the Senegalese law but made a symbolic act.
“A purely symbolic act and from which I am ready to pay the price of it from the depths of my soul” he argued on RFI.