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Senegal ex-president’s son on trial for corruption

DAKAR (AFP) – The flamboyant “super minister” son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

“We declare the hearing open,” said presiding judge Henri Gregoire Diop before Karim Wade, dressed all in white, told the packed Dakar anti-corruption court in his opening statement he was a “political prisoner”.


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