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Senegal court jails ex-president's son for corruption

Mar 23, 2015    

DAKAR (Reuters) - The son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade was jailed for six years for corruption on Monday, dealing a blow to his hopes of running for office and deepening fault lines in the country's political landscape.The court in the capital Dakar, which found Karim Wade guilty of hiding funds in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama, also fined him 138 billion CFA francs ($228 million).Raising the political stakes ahead of the verdict - read out as police patrolled the city's streets in large numbers to counter possible protests - the opposition Senegal...

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