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Sénégal : l’opposition calme le jeu, la majorité étouffe ses divisions internes

Face aux vives tensions à l’approche des législatives du 31 juillet, la principale coalition de l’opposition a décidé d’annuler les manifestations prévues le 29 juin. Mais le pouvoir, lui, n’en a pas fini avec les « démons » de la divergence en son sein.

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Opposition Postpones Protest to Spare Muslim Festivities

[The Point] DAKAR, June 29 (Reuters) – Senegal’s main opposition coalition called off planned protests on Wednesday to avoid disrupting end-of-school exams and preparations for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday early next month, one of its leaders Ousmane Sonko said.

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Senegal Authorities Ban Planned Protest Amid Tensions

[Ghanaian Times] The Senegalese authorities have banned an anti-government demonstration announced for Wednesday, June 29, in Dakar, risking further anger from the opposition in a climate of growing pre-election tensions.

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Mali Reopens Borders With Senegal Ahead of ‘Tobaski’

[The Point] Mali opens its borders with Senegal for Tobaski to facilitate the movement of ruminants as Muslim feast Edi-dul Adha locally called ‘tobaski’ looms, Colonel Ahmed A.G. Boya, deputy director general of Customs of Mali yesterday told the media.

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Court Hands Down Prison Sentence to Opposition MP Over Protests

[RFI] 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.

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