Restrictions on Internet access are effective in Senegal.
The YouTube platform is not the only one to be inaccessible on the evening of 4 March, a day of tension across the country with two people dead and several injured. Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram, etc… all servers are in restricted mode, with access between 0 and 17%, according to the site netblocks.org.
A worrying situation as the country is going through a crisis born of the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.
YouTube blocked in Senegal, Internet cuts feared on Friday
And some people fear Internet cuts for the day of Friday, March 05. Both the night and the day of 4 March were marred by violent demonstrations that left two people dead in Dakar and several injured and arrested across the country. Scenes of riots and urban guerrillas were broadcast live on some television channels and social networks all day long. While the signals of Walf TV and SEN TV were momentarily cut off, Internet users simply fear censorship which would deal a severe blow to the right to information in these troubled times born of the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.