Senegal unrest: Sonko tells Al Jazeera he has committed no crime

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Senegal unrest: Sonko tells Al Jazeera he has committed no crime” – below is their description.

    Thursday has been declared a national day of mourning in Senegal, for those killed in anti-government protests.

    The unrest was sparked when police detained opposition politician Ousmane Sonko last week.

    He has told Al Jazeera he has committed no crime.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque spoke to him in the capital, Dakar.

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    Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

    Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

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