Senegal restricts internet access


Senegal restricts internet access
Senegal’s communication ministry has announced new internet restrictions to prevent the spread of “hateful messages”.

The decision comes as political tensions rise following President Macky Sall’s controversial decision to delay this month’s presidential election until December.

The authorities have also banned a march due to take place today in the capital, Dakar, to protest against the postponement of the election.

Senegal has been plunged into turmoil since Mr Sall announced on 3 February that elections would be delayed because of a dispute over the eligibility of candidates.

The opposition accused the two-term president of a “constitutional coup”, and trying to cling to power.

He has denied the allegation, saying he will not run for a third term.

The election was due to take place on 25 February, but has been pushed back until December.


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