AFRICA: Senegal opposition chief denied the charges of rape.


Ousmane Sonko, the leader of the pastef party , has denied the charges and accused the president of “conspiring to remove him ahead of 2024 elections.

The head of Senegal’s leading opposition party says “he will appear before a judge to answer questions over rape allegations”.

The summons for his appearance on Wednesday came after Senegal’s parliament voted late last week to strip Sonko of his legal immunity, paving the way for a police investigation of the case.

The 46 ~years old challenged president, macky Sall in the 2019 elections, eventually finishing third in a race that delivered the incumbent a second term