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Mobile internet suspended in Senegal


 , Updated 19:13, 13-Feb-2024

Mobile internet access in Senegal was suspended on Tuesday for the second time this month, the communications ministry said, after authorities banned a march against the delay to February's presidential election.

President Macky Sall's decision to push back the February 25 vote until December plunged Senegal into a crisis that has seen three dead amid clashes between protesters and security forces.

"Due to the dissemination on social networks of several subversive hate messages that have already provoked violent demonstrations... mobile data is suspended this Tuesday, 13 February," the Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications and Digital Energy said in a statement.

(Cover: A view of a burned-out car in Dakar, Senegal where protesters have gathered at the Nation Square to protest against the postponement of the presidential election, February 9, 2024. /CFP)

Source(s): AFP
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