Senegalese opposition politician Ousman Sonko has risen fast to be a force to reckon with in the country’s political landscape, drawing a huge support base from cities across the country with the capital Dakar as the bedrock of his cult-like following.

Two weeks ago, Dakar witnessed an unprecedented spate of violence after Sonko was put on house arrest following a two-year prison sentence handed to him after being found guilty of a vague offence the courts call “Immoral Behavior.”

I speak to Azil Momar, a Senegalese journalist about Ousman Sonko’s political journey and the recent chaos in Dakar.

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