Muslim leader’s supporters raid Senegal newspaper

The offices of a Senegalese newspaper have been ransacked after it reported that a religious and political leader had been admitted to hospital with the coronavirus.

Supporters of Serigne Moustapha Sy said it was a lie and issued a veiled threat.

An official at the newspaper, Les Echos, said seven computers and other equipment had been damaged.

Moustapha Sy is the leader of the Tijaniyya brotherhood and of the PUR party, whose presidential candidate won 4% of the votes in last year’s election.