He didn’t have his tongue in his pocket, and on his website, Dakar Morning, the revelations had been leaking for a long time. Perhaps they were too abundant, in a country where several provisions from penal code are likely to bring a journalist to justice… and then to prison.
On the evening of November 9, after three days in police custody, Pape Alé Niang was placed under a warrant of committal by a Dakar investigating judge. The editorialist-star of the Senegalese web, who for years has delivered (in Wolof) videos critical of the régime of Macky Sall, was implicated by justice for various offenses which would almost give the impression that he was preparing a terrorist attack.
Since his arrest on November 6, the Coordination of Press Associations (CAP) has been upwind. She expressed “all her support for Dakar Matin and intends to provide all the assistance required to Pape Alé Niang”.