Senegal arrests Islamic agitators for claiming prime minister is gay

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05/22/2024

A left-wing French politician’s visit to the West African nation of Senegal has led to anti-gay Senegalese Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko being accused of  homosexuality and two Islamist figures being arrested for making that accusation. No one had expected that a May 16 meeting  in Dakar between Senegalese Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko and former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon would cause an upheaval in Senegal’s political landscape. During a separate meeting with students, Sonko has stated that homosexuality “is not accepted, it is tolerated in Senegal” although Senegalese law calls for five years in prison and fines of 1.5 million CFA francs (about 2,300 euros or US$2,500) for anyone convicted of same-sex intimacy.

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