Demonstrations erupted after a court docket in Senegal sentenced opposition chief Ousmane Sonoko to 2 years in jail.
He was convicted of “abuse of youth” however cleared of sexual assault. The costs relate to an incident at a therapeutic massage parlor in 2021.
Supporters say the violence throughout the nation displays widespread anger, notably amongst younger folks, who really feel uncared for by the political elite.
They are saying the case in opposition to Sonoco was politically motivated and a part of a conspiracy to forestall him from taking part in subsequent 12 months’s presidential election.
Mackay Sale’s authorities denies this and says Senegal is dealing with a coup.
Mucahid Durmaz – Analyst with Verisk Maplecroft international risk intelligence consultancy
Marie-Roger Biloa – Chairwoman and CEO of Africa Worldwide Media Group
Borso Tal – Freelance journalist who has reported extensively on Senegal’s political and social conflicts
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