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Karim Wade arrested in Senegal corruption probe

Police in Senegal have arrested the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade on suspicion of corruption. Karim Wade denies accusations that he illegally amassed about $1.4bn (£900m) during his father’s rule. A senior minister during his father’s rule from 2000 to 2012, Karim Wade was in charge of major infrastructure and energy projects. Investigators had set him a deadline of Monday to prove his innocence, after accusing him of corruption a month ago. His lawyers said they had submitted documents relating to his assets to a courthouse earlier in the day. One of the lawyers, Demba Cire Bathily, told Reuters news agency that Mr Wade had been “forcibly” taken away. “It … Continue reading

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