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Vol 61 No 13

Published 25th June 2020


Fake news flashback

An article smearing President Macky Sall's radical opponent in last year's presidential election may have been the work of one the country's most influential investigative journalists, Baba Aidara, according to a BBC World Service documentary on 14 June. But the Washington DC-based Aidara said, 'This accusation is false, untrue and defamatory,' and he threatened to take legal action. He has posted a long denunciation of the allegation on YouTube.

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