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Vol 59 No 2

Published 26th January 2018


Senegal

Socialists sack Sall

The trial of the mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, is tearing Senegal's oldest political party apart. On 30 December the Parti socialiste (PS) expelled 65 members for breaching discipline, including Sall, previously a potential rival to President Macky Sall for the PS's presidential nomination. Khalifa Sall has been in prison for nine months on charges of embezzling nearly US$3 million in anti-poverty funds that his supporters say are trumped up.

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