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Little-known opposition leader in Senegal is named the next president

In Senegal a 44-year-old opposition leader, who was in prison less than two weeks ago has secured a stunning victory in the Presidential election there.

The run up to the polls had been marred by tensions and at one point were postponed, sparking fury across the country - fury that has now given way to celebrations. NPR Emmanuel Akinwotu reports from Lagos.

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Emmanuel Akinwotu
Emmanuel Akinwotu is an international correspondent for NPR. He joined NPR in 2022 from The Guardian, where he was West Africa correspondent.

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