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SENEGAL: Khalifa Sall has been released.

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In jail since March 2017, the former mayor of Dakar Khalifa Ababacar Sall came out this Sunday, September 29, 2019 through a presidential decree. The latter pardoned the former resident of the Reubeus Detention and Correction House in Dakar. All the charges against him were canceled.

Khalifa Sall finally covers freedom and spent his first night with his family. Against all odds, the information fell yesterday in the early evening. As a reminder, Khalifa Sall was imprisoned for 5 years firm as well as two other of his collaborators in this case Mbaye Toure and Yaya Bodian. They were sentenced for forgery of administrative documents and swindle on public money, for forgery and use of forgery in commercial paper and swindle on public money and a fine.

The socialist by training was one of the challengers who weighed on the Senegalese political scene. He was also the strongman of the opposition. Khalifa Sall has never hidden his deep ambitions to succeed President Macky Sall. The latter, who feels visibly threatened by the meteoric advance of the former capital city, had decided Friday, August 31, 2018 to sign his dismissal the day after his conviction on appeal at the head of the mayor of Dakar.