Senegal’s main opposition on Wednesday said it would halt street protests and take part in upcoming elections that it had threatened to scuttle after a row erupted over its candidates. The AFP news agency reports that Senegal has a general reputation for stability in a region where political turbulence is widespread. Tensions have been rising though ahead of the July 31 legislative vote, seen as a key test for President Macky Sall, and the country was shaken by several days of rioting in March last year, claiming around a dozen lives, after leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko was accused of rape. For more on this story visit the Future Media website.