SENEGAL Issue dated 06/05/2021

Senegalese intel agency probes foreign influence on March riots

Demonstration of support for Ousmane Sonko, 3 March 2021 in Dakar.
Demonstration of support for Ousmane Sonko, 3 March 2021 in Dakar. © Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
Officials have informed the president's office that protests following the arrest of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko in March were amplified by an armada of 9,000 Twitter accounts in what was probably a coordinated assault. [...] (378 words)
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