Mauritania: Mobile Internet Cut After Presidential Protests

Voters wait outside a polling station during the national elections in Nouakchott, June 29, 2024. © MED LEMINE RAJEL / AFP

Posted on July 2, 2024

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Mobile internet service has been cut off since last night in the Mauritanian capital amid protests after On Monday, the outgoing Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani was declared the winner of the presidential election.

Eyewitnesses reported clashes in the neighborhoods. common Nouakchott on Monday evening, a few hours after the announcement of the preliminary final results, which gave Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani a huge victory. The follower The first round of the presidential election is on Saturday. These witnesses did not specify the extent of the unrest. Calm prevails in Nouakchott on Tuesday, where the Shops are open and people are going about their business.

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The authorities were not informed about the internet data cut. Moving. Restrictions on internet access have become common around the world by governments facing protests.

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, in Kiffa on May 11, 2024. © Mauritanian Ministry of Hydraulics

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the candidate Biram Dah Abeid, who came in second in the election, denounced the fraud and threatened to demonstrate peacefully. He has Advertise He said Monday he was waiting for his teams to compile the results to make a “final decision.”

After the 2019 elections, which also Given Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani's victory in the first round, the country had already witnessed clashes and the arrest of opponents. And Citizens from neighboring countries are accused of participating in the demonstrations, in addition to cutting off the Internet for about ten people. to days.

(With AFP)

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