Clashes in Senegal Kill one after Ousmane Sonko’s Arrest

Senegalese police clashed with supporters of arrested opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Thursday
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Senegalese police clashed with supporters of arrested opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Thursday, leaving one person dead in the south of the country, a police official said.

Advertising It was the first death confirmed in clashes since Sonko was arrested on Wednesday for disturbing public order as protests broke out ahead of his court appearance on a rape charge.

Sonko, leader of the opposition Pastef party and former presidential candidate, is considered a key potential challenger for President Macky Sall in elections in three years.

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