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A special court in Senegal has sentenced the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison and ordered him to pay a $228m fine, dashing his hopes of competing in presidential elections due in 2017.
Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president has ended his hunger strike begun in protest at the conditions of his trial for corruption.
A Senegalese court has rejected bail for former president Aboulaye Wade's son Karim, who is accused of amassing a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption during his time as a minister.
French judges have dropped a corruption investigation against Karim Wade, the son of Senegal’s ex-president, his lawyer says, weeks before he is due to go on trial in the West African country.
Senegalese ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, who is due to return home after two years in exile, has accused his successor Macky Sall of manoeuvring against him.
Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is expected back in the country after two years abroad. His return is seen as aimed at supporting his son who is facing jail for corruption.
An official has said that the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.
Judges in Senegal are deliberating on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1bn.
Anticipation is high in Senegal where a court is set to issue its verdict in the graft case of flamboyant former minister Karim Wade, son of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade.
The son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade has gone on hunger strike after being "beaten and injured" in court where he is on trial for corruption during his time as a minister, his lawyers say.
The son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has gone on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.
Senegalese security forces have been braced for the controversial homecoming of exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade, two years after he lost office in an election marred by violent protests.
Senegal's exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade is to make his controversial homecoming two days later than planned, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route.
Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party says, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.
The son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade is set to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1bn, a judicial source says.
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