Tue. Jun 11th, 2024

Police in the Senegalese capital Dakar have surrounded the home of the main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, after deadly unrest erupted over a jail sentence pronounced against him.

Mr Sonko wasn’t in court on Thursday when he was sentenced to two years in prison for immoral behaviour.

But the justice minister said he could be jailed at any time.

At least nine people were killed in Dakar and the southern city of Ziguinchor when Mr Sonko’s supporters clashed with police.

Senegal’s government blocked some social media and insisted it would maintain order.

By Joy

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