A Senegal court Tuesday handed an opposition MP a six-month suspended prison sentence for defying a ban on protests in the tense run-up to legislative elections in July. Another lawmaker and 82 other defendants tried in the same case were released.
Document - Deeply concerned by the huge illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa, TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal held a two-day capacity building workshop for journalists and media professionals in the West African sub-region working on issues related to IFFs.
South Africa’s leader will participate in 2 outreach sessions Monday. Senegalese president Sall is another representative from the 5 non-member states participating in the summit. Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the resort of Elmau.
Senegalese-born comedian Khaby Lame has officially become the most followed TikTok star in the world. The 22-year-old, who posts under the name @khaby.lame, has passed U.S. TikTok creator Charli D'Amelio who had held the top spot since 2020.
Following calls from the Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, students in Dakar bang pots and pans and chant outside the University of Dakar to protest against President Macky Sall, as tensions rise in the run-up to the legislative elections at the end of July.