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Vol 64 No 11

Published 25th May 2023


Sonko's trial is Sall's challenge

The outcome of the firebrand oppositionist's trial could transform the face of politics, and may open the way to other contenders

More than two years after he was first charged with raping the masseuse Adji Sarr and then making death threats, Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastef Les Patriotes party and one of President Macky Sall's most determined opponents, this week finally faced trial after an incendiary build-up to the proceedings.

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