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Prominent Journalist and government critic Pape Alé Niang arrested in Senegal

A prominent journalist, Pape Alé Niang has been arrested in Senegal over accusations that he distributed information liable to harm the country’s security.

Pape Alé Niang, who runs the news website Dakar Matin, is well-known for his columns on current affairs, which are often critical of the Senegalese government.

Mr Niang’s lawyer said his client had been detained at the central police station in Dakar on Sunday over three alleged offences.

Local media say the arrest came after the journalist published recent articles about rape charges against Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko.

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