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Senegalese government accused of misusing courts to skew vote

The lawyers of two key Senegalese opposition figures sentenced for corruption have accused the government of misusing the courts to stop them from contesting next year's presidential election.

Senegal sets higher bar for presidential bids despite protests

Senegalese parliament on Thursday passed a law setting a higher bar for presidential candidates after protests that saw police fire tear gas on demonstrators, with dozens arrested according to the main opposition party.

Ex-Senegal president quits as MP a month after winning seat

Former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has resigned as a member of the National Assembly ahead of its first sitting on Thursday.

Senegal’s main opposition threatens to boycott future elections

Senegal’s main opposition group have threatened to boycott future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a “masquerade”.

Electoral commission confirms Senegal ruling coalition landslide

Senegal's ruling coalition will take 125 of 165 seats in parliament, the body counting votes said Saturday, confirming an expected landslide for supporters of President Macky Sall ahead of a 2019 re-election bid.

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

A popular Senegalese singer is in police detention over “offensive” remarks widely shared online attacking President Macky Sall and the organisation of recent elections, police and local media said Friday.

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