Tensions high in Senegal ahead of election resultsr
04 August 2022 | 2:22 pm
Senegal's ruling party and main opposition coalition have both claimed victory in legislative elections, with opposition leader Ousmane Sonko accusing President Macky Sall of trying to "confiscate" victory.
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