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Senegal arrests 143 migrants headed to Europe.

Senegal’s paramilitary police has arrested 143 migrants in two seaside swoops as they prepared to embark in the hope of clandestinely reaching Europe, a gendarmerie statement said. The migrants were caught overnight Saturday in the fishing communities of Fimela and Nianing in western Senegal, where they numbered 68 and 75 individuals …

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Senegal bars new demo ahead of tense poll

Authorities in the Senegalese capital Dakar have banned a demonstration announced for Wednesday at a time of mounting tension in the runup to legislative polls. A barred protest on June 17 led to clashes in which three people died and more than 200 were arrested, according to opposition figures. Two …

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