Mobile web minimize after Mauritania presidential ballot

Mobile web has been minimize since Monday night time in Mauritania’s capital, AFP journalists noticed, after scuffles broke out following the announcement that incumbent Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani had received the presidential election.

Witnesses reported disturbances in working-class districts of Nouakchott on Monday night, hours after ultimate provisional outcomes confirmed that Ghazouani had comfortably received re-election in Saturday’s presidential ballot.

The witnesses didn’t specify the extent of the dysfunction to AFP.

Nouakchott appeared calm on Tuesday, with companies open as regular.

The authorities haven’t commented on the cell web cuts.

Internet restrictions have grow to be a standard tactic by governments world wide within the face of protests.

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Second-place candidate, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid, on Monday denounced “massive fraud” and threatened peaceable road demonstrations.

Abeid stated he was ready for his personal groups to supply election outcomes earlier than taking a “final decision”.

The aftermath of the 2019 election, which introduced Ghazouani to energy, was marked by clashes and the arrest of opponents in addition to nationals of neighbouring nations accused of collaborating in demonstrations.

It was additionally accompanied by a 10-day web blackout.


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