Senegal restricts internet access amid protests over the arrest of opposition leader

People in Senegal have been experiencing internet disruptions as authorities restrict access to social media amid protests.

Many of the most popular platforms around, including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and YouTube, went dark across the country on the evening of June 1—UK-based internet watchdog NetBlocks has reported. Senegal is the third country in West Africa to clamp down on the internet to silence dissidents in recent weeks.