Mobile internet suspended in Senegal to keep the rest of the world in the dark
The government of President Macky Sall suspended mobile internet access on February 4, 2024, to keep Senegalese citizens from sharing information about what is currently happening in Senegal.
Protests erupted a day after President Sall announced the abrogation of decree 2023-2283, convening the electoral body.
Experts argue that the postponement of the presidential elections does not meet all the conditions cited in the Senegalese Constitution.
President Sall, who had the ambition of running for a third term, was stopped on this tracks by the Senegalese people, home and abroad, who protested for months.
Sources say the last-minute decree is yet another strategy to try to stay in power by giving the national assembly time to vote on a law extending his mandate.