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Senegal apology amid protests against president

Senegal's government has apologised for a "police blunder" after tear gas was thrown into a mosque amid protests against President Abdoulaye Wade's re-election bid.

One person reportedly died on Sunday after a demonstration to condemn Friday's tear-gas incident in Dakar.

Six people have now been killed in anti-Wade protests this year, local media say.

Despite the protests, Mr Wade, 85, is standing in Sunday's election.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 20 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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