Aug 03

Senegal blocks TikTok in widening clampdown on dissent.

Senegalese authorities blocked access to social media app TikTok. This is widening a clampdown on dissent days after they dissolved the main opposition party and detained its leader. According to Reuters, a power struggle between Pastef party leader Ousmane Sonko and President Macky Sall has led to violent demonstrations at times, most recently on Monday. It damaged Senegal’s reputation as the most stable democracy in West Africa. There has been a wave of military coups in the region during the last three years, including Niger a week ago.