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Riots in Senegal are forcing the authorities to cut off mobile Internet

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Riots in Senegal are forcing the authorities to cut off mobile Internet

The authorities of Senegal announced a temporary cessation of the functioning of the mobile Internet amid riots, the reason for which was the arrest of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko.


The Ministry of Communications of Senegal said that the suspension of mobile Internet is a preventive measure aimed at preventing mass violations of public order.

According to Senegal24, the detainee is one of the leaders of the Senegalese opposition and advocates for changes to the country's tax legislation. The arrested politician went on a hunger strike and called on the citizens of Senegal to take part in the protests.

Sonko is accused of conspiracy to rebel against the authorities of the country, as well as calls for an uprising. As evidence, the prosecutor's office cites data from the politician's mobile phone, which, according to the investigation, testify to Sonko's intentions to oppose the authorities, calling on the citizens of the country to do so.

The oppositionist was arrested in his own house, where he had been under house arrest since June 1, when the court sentenced Sonko to prison for allegedly molesting minors. Having obtained a mobile phone, the opposition politician turned to his supporters with calls for rebellion.

In the presidential elections held in Senegal in 2019, Sonko came in third with 16% of the vote, after which he announced his intention to take part in the elections to be held in February 2024. The verdict handed down by the court will deprive the politician of the opportunity to stand as a candidate.

Senegal has become another country in Africa, in which riots, protests and demonstrations have recently manifested themselves.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 31 July 2023 18: 21
    +8
    I just hinted at Senegal, it's time for them to Maidan, and here you are! France may not be enough for the French Horn of Africa. Senegal is a terribly corrupt country, I judge by the fishing industry. Mauritania is next in line?
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 31 July 2023 18: 30
      +5
      Yes, the entire colonial policy of the West is built on corruption, so it is convenient to manage and skim off three layers of cream. In Africa especially.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 31 July 2023 18: 51
        +3
        the politician went on a hunger strike and called on the citizens of Senegal to take part in the protests

        Now you can not look for evidence of "calls for bloodshed and civil war" on his phone.
        However, where corruption crawls to the very top - there the war is inevitable, sooner or later. And you'll be lucky if it's external, not Civil. This is a one-way road - the honest current government will simply not be allowed to rise to its level. And plundering your country in the end will not be enough for everyone.
    2. gsev
      gsev 31 July 2023 18: 35
      +6
      Quote: tralflot1832
      I just hinted at Senegal, it's time for them to Maidan, and here you are

      While NATO has thrown all its resources into Ukraine, the Chinese intelligence services have received carte blanche to oust France from Africa. It is not for nothing that Europe requires Ukraine to achieve success in the offensive by the end of the summer of 2023. For their stupid desire to ban Russians from speaking their native language in Crimea, Riga, Tallinn and Odessa, Macron and Scholz risk losing not only the Russian but also the African market for their countries.
    3. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 31 July 2023 18: 54
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      I just hinted at Senegal, it's time for them to Maidan, and here you are!

      I'm wildly sorry, if it doesn't bother you, could you hint about the strengthening of the ruble and about the reduction in gasoline prices (for a start). At the numerous, so to speak, requests of the workers. laughing
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 31 July 2023 19: 22
        0
        Why do I need 1,5 tons of gasoline if I don't have a car. laughing
        1. hector
          hector 31 July 2023 19: 33
          +3
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Why do I need 1,5 tons of gasoline if I don't have a car. laughing

          Donate to charity smile
        2. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 31 July 2023 22: 26
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Why do I need 1,5 tons of gasoline if I don't have a car.

          For example, to extinguish forest fires in Turkey.
          PS I have already been told that I am kind. Yes
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 31 July 2023 23: 30
            0
            lol In Turkey, the fires have already been extinguished, Turkish kerosene for the Be 200 and Turkish water too. Erdogan did not call me for help with water and kerosene.
        3. Lynx2000
          Lynx2000 1 August 2023 00: 59
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Why do I need 1,5 tons of gasoline if I don't have a car. laughing

          As my younger brother says: why do I need a gas-guzzling car when I have an economical diesel mobile and a friend - my grandfather (old fur) on a seiner ?! wink
    4. carpenter
      carpenter 31 July 2023 19: 15
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Senegal is a terribly corrupt country, I judge by the fishing industry. Mauritania is next in line?

      They stand for each other. Although with the Moors, though difficult, but you can find a common language.
  2. evgen1221
    evgen1221 31 July 2023 18: 28
    +3
    With total colonial subjugation and dependence in Africa, putsch coups overthrowing kings and puppets are a routine of life and national entertainment for Africans from slave labor to colonialists. Weekdays.
  3. Rumata
    Rumata 31 July 2023 18: 39
    +3
    Are these riots pro or anti-French? The fact that Senegal under France we know from ancient times:
    "Crocodiles, palm trees, baobabs and the wife of the French ambassador" (C)
    1. carpenter
      carpenter 31 July 2023 19: 40
      +3
      Quote: Rumata
      Are these riots pro or anti-French?

      In Africa, there is always a full bouquet and a complete set. But in the former French colonies they do not feel love for him, but there are also "lured" persons, there are few of them and they are paid little. But as always in Africa, whoever sits higher wants to push the higher one (the law of the chicken coop). Everyone knows this, so they find someone like that, create a "party" or a platform, and promote it. To a simple Afros, give me pants, sandals, a bag of rice, he is for you. It should not be forgotten that these states, "woven" by Europeans, have a bunch of small ones, nations, tribes and different religions. In Senegal, the majority are Muslims, of various persuasions, of their own communities and of course warring ones, so you can’t cook porridge with them.
      For the French, those who studied in France may have held some position in the country (at least as a clerk). It's most likely a clan war. Christians live in the south in Dakar. Basically Africa.
  4. fiv
    fiv 31 July 2023 18: 40
    0
    The Senegalese are tired of articles and nasal vowels with diacretic marks. It's time to switch to the native language, to the language of Pushkin. Solidarity with the Senegalese comrades. In French they negotiate with prostitutes, and in Russian they turn to God
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 31 July 2023 18: 54
      +4
      turn to God in Russian
      I don’t know about God, but for the last 30 years it’s more convenient to speak Russian with prostitutes in the vastness of the EU Yes .
      1. fiv
        fiv 31 July 2023 19: 45
        -2
        Monsieur, vous vous trompez. Excusez-moi
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 31 July 2023 20: 10
          -1
          No i am not. Unike some forum "knowledge wells", i actually live in Europe all my adult life and well aware of the way things are over here.
          Also, Senegalese mostly use wolof as their internal language.
    2. Normann
      Normann 31 July 2023 19: 45
      -2
      However, French and Ukrainian are among the most melodic languages ​​in the world.
      1. carpenter
        carpenter 31 July 2023 20: 07
        +1
        Quote: Normann
        However, French and Ukrainian are among the most melodic languages ​​in the world.

        Therefore, I met the latter in Mauritania, but since childhood I have been jarred when I hear.
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  5. rocket757
    rocket757 31 July 2023 18: 41
    0
    Riots in Senegal force authorities to shut down mobile internet
    . It is clear that the situation is nervous and the "witch hunt" will begin ...
  6. KJIETyc
    KJIETyc 31 July 2023 18: 47
    +2
    Release the Kraken. That is Wagner))
  7. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 31 July 2023 18: 50
    +1
    Africa is fighting, Africa is fighting for freedom and democracy, for justice and honor! Victory to her as soon as possible in such a difficult matter!
    1. Normann
      Normann 31 July 2023 19: 46
      +1
      Africa fights for freedom and democracy
      they have been doing it there all their history, but there is no end in sight.
  8. Fedor Rashkin
    Fedor Rashkin 31 July 2023 19: 20
    +1
    Peaceful protests.
    People are tired of looking for paths to France.
    They want to live peacefully at home.
    Freedom of Negrama !!!
  9. alystan
    alystan 31 July 2023 19: 21
    +2
    The authorities of Senegal announced a temporary cessation of the functioning of the mobile Internet amid riots, the reason for which was the arrest of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko.

    The news forgot about the most important thing - Usman oppositionist with pro-Russian views!

    The Senegalese authorities are acting according to the templates of the intelligence services of Western countries, which are very good against objectionable ones, including against the opposition. They can drag any nonsense, up to "molestation of minors."

    Senegal, if anything, is a Muslim country and there customs and mores are very strict. And appropriate upbringing. True, for the Western-turned, even this is not an obstacle. They somehow can do everything.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 31 July 2023 19: 39
      0
      Muslim country and there customs and mores are very strict
      Tell it to the Afghan and Pakistani bacha bazi laughing . And with the Senegalese Muslims here in London, I had a chance to drink more than once.
      1. alystan
        alystan 31 July 2023 23: 36
        0
        You try drinking with your "drinking Muslim friends" in their countries.
        And we'll look at you.
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 1 August 2023 01: 35
          0
          in their countries.
          In Senegal, at least get drunk on a tambourine Yes nobody cares.
    2. jay_tk
      jay_tk 1 August 2023 12: 18
      0
      yes, patterns and handwriting with accusations of "sex crimes" are known whose
  10. The Wizard of Healthy
    The Wizard of Healthy 31 July 2023 19: 29
    +2
    I'll go find Senegal on the world map...
    Yeah, I see... Niger, Mali, Senegal.
    Someone conceived a pipe or railway from the center of Africa.
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  12. borisvt
    borisvt 31 July 2023 21: 21
    0
    Tex, that's how they consulted! No wonder the breakfast at the GDP with the leaders of African countries left after midnight))

    And it’s not time for us, friends, to take a swing at our William (crossed out), to drag Shakespeare (crossed out) - Nigeria! This is the last stronghold of the pro-French ECOWAS, which, by the way, arrogantly threatens the rebel Niger
    1. jay_tk
      jay_tk 1 August 2023 13: 35
      0
      Nigeria is not French, but a former English colony, where English is the language of interethnic communication in the status of the state. Yes, the headquarters of ECOWAS is there, but the main instrument of colonial policy is not ECOWAS, but the zone of circulation of the KFA - the colonial French franc. Now this abbreviation KFA is deciphered differently, but the essence is the same, which is why the countries of Western Africa declare the need to issue a new common currency to replace KFA - eco. Is eco just another French hairy hand mask? - everything can be. But in Nigeria, the franc never went, there was the Nigerian pound. And the main West African beneficiary of the eco is not Nigeria, but Ghana, since the declaration for the creation of the eco is written in such a way that of the 14-15 countries where the franc is used, only Ghana meets the conditions for introducing this currency. Why headquarters in Nigeria? Probably because it is located between two dense zones of use of KFA - West Afikan and Central African, was not and is not a zone of use of KFA, such as an uninterested, independent party. Type).
      1. jay_tk
        jay_tk 1 August 2023 14: 05
        0
        And although KFA went to Ghana, Ghana was also an English colony (purchased from the Danes), and still, together with Nigeria, as well as South Africa and a number of other African countries, is part of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Here are the squiggles that are worth considering. In any case, the plan to create eco in the form it exists today is not particularly promising. And what will happen next - it largely depends on the future fate of the Central African Republic, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, maybe also Senegal, Ghana, and finally ...
  13. guest
    guest 31 July 2023 23: 23
    +1
    Prigogine seems to be full of work. laughing
  14. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 1 August 2023 01: 03
    0
    The Ministry of Communications of Senegal said that the suspension of mobile Internet is a preventive measure aimed at preventing mass violations of public order.

    what Interestingly, Africa is stable, disconnecting / connecting mobile communications and the Internet do not affect the number of coups.