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By Citizen Reporter


WATCH: Freedoms at stake in Senegal ahead of presidential election

Senegal, touted as a "democratic model" in West Africa, is facing rising tensions, a year ahead of the presidential election.

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Several activists and members of the opposition are denouncing “a retreat from democracy” due to, among other things, “arbitrary arrests” and bans on demonstrations.

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