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Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption, a judicial source said Thursday, after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion. Karim Wade, 45, has been accused to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption, a judicial source said Thursday, after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion. Karim Wade, 45, has been accused to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judicial source said on Thursday. Karim Wade, 45, is alleged to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa.

Senegal ex-president's son to be tried for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade is to be tried in June for corruption after accumulating a fortune valued at well over $1 billion, a judicial source said on Thursday. Karim Wade is alleged to have acquired by corrupt means companies and real estate valued at $1.4 billion (1 billion euros), including land in Dakar, a fleet of luxury cars and media and finance companies operating across Africa. "Karim Wade will remain in prison and will go on trial in two months for illicit enrichment," the ministry of justice source told AFP.

Anti-corruption judges to rule on Senegal ex-president's son

Judges in Senegal were due to rule Thursday on the fate of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1 billion. The anti-corruption court in Dakar is expected to announce whether it intends to dismiss the case, order that the younger Wade be tried or extend his detention for a further six months. "Within 48 hours we will know if the trial will take place or not," Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Anti-corruption judges to rule on Senegal ex-president's son

Judges in Senegal is set to pronounce Thursday on the fate of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1 billion. The anti-corruption court in Dakar is expected to announce whether it intends to dismiss the case, order that the younger Wade be tried or extend his detention for a further six months. "Within 48 hours the court we will know if the trial will take place or not," Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Anti-corruption judges to rule on Senegal ex-president's son

Judges in Senegal were deliberating Wednesday 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 $1 billion. The anti-corruption court in Dakar is expected to announce on Thursday whether it intends to dismiss the case, order that the younger Wade be tried or extend his detention for a further six months. "Within 48 hours the court we will know if the trial will take place or not," Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Senegal, Russia end fishing row with $1 mn accord

Moscow has paid $1 million (750,000 euros) to Dakar in exchange for the release of a trawler accused of fishing illegally off the coast of Senegal, both sides in the dispute said Wednesday. The announcement by Russia's fishing authority referred to the sum as a deposit, while the Senegalese fisheries minister referred to it as a fine. Senegal impounded the Oleg Naydenov on January 4 after accusing it of fishing without a permit in its waters, causing an uproar in the Russian press.

Senegal tells Moscow arrest of Russian crew was legal

Senegal on Friday presented Moscow with the case against a Russian vessel seized and accused of illegal fishing in the west African nation's waters, which has been at the centre of a diplomatic row. Moscow has accused Senegal of engaging in "piracy" after naval officers arrested 62 of its nationals on the trawler last week.

Senegal seizes Russian ship fishing 'illegally'

Senegal's navy has boarded a Russian ship that was allegedly illegally fishing in its waters and is escorting it toward Dakar, the military said on Saturday. The ship was boarded after it was observed illegally fishing in Senegalese waters near the border with Guinea Bissau, Lieutenant-Colonel Adama Diop, a military communications officer, told AFP. "The Navy boarded it and it is being escorted" toward Dakar, he said, adding that it was the third time in a week that an illegal fishing boat has been stopped in Senegalese waters.
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