Senegal leader urges security measures over unrest

Senegal President Macky Sall has urged police to take all appropriate measures to ensure security following deadly protests over the trial of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

At least one person died in the clashes between Mr Sonko’s supporters and the police.

There have been protests in cities across the country over Mr Sonko’s trial on accusations of defaming the tourism minister – a member of Mr Sall’s party.

Mr Sonko however says the real purpose of the trial is to disqualify him from running for the presidency in next year’s elections.

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