Senegalese Opposition Leader Ousmane Sonko in ICU

FILE - Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko addresses journalists following his release from police custody in Dakar, Senegal, on March 8, 2021. Sonko has been charged with conspiracy against the state and calls for insurrections among other offenses, said the public prosecutor on Saturday, July 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui, File)

Senegal | The Black Examiner – Popular Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who has been on hunger strike for two weeks in protest against his detention, has been taken into intensive care, according to his allies.

A medical source at Hospital, Dakar, confirmed to the BBC that he had been moved into the intensive care unit.

The authorities were responsible for Mr Sonko’s condition, after they charged and detained him for insurrection and conspiracy against the state, among other crimes.

There has been no statement from the authorities on Mr Sonko’s condition.

He plans to run for presidency in February next year, but has been engaged in a bitter power struggle with the authorities since 2021 when he was placed under investigation in a moral corruption case.

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