Senegal Restricts Internet Access To Citizens

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 1 Min Read

Senegal has restricted access to internet services from Monday due to the spread of “hateful messages” on social media.

This announcement by made by Senegal’s Communications minister.

Driving The News

This comes after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was charged on Saturday with plotting an insurrection, criminal conspiracy, and other offenses.

His followers have been angered by the prospect that his conviction could bar him from standing in next year’s presidential election.

Telephone operators are required to comply with the notified requirements,” communications minister Moussa Bocar Thiam said in a statement.

The Bigger Picture

The restriction of internet access by Senegal adds to the growing list of African countries limiting internet access according to a report by Surfshake.

Source: Reuters

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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: Twitter: @jakuuire
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