Cyber monitoring NGOs reported a near-total internet blackout in Mauritania beginning on Tuesday, June 25, around 15:30 (local time). An estimated 92 percent of nationwide connectivity has been shut down. Continued telecommunication disruptions are possible in the coming days
The country has been experiencing protests, particularly in the capital Nouakchott, due to allegations of election fraud. Further demonstrations and a heightened security presence are possible in the coming days. Security operations and violence between protesters or opposition groups and security forces are possible.
Mauritania held presidential elections on Saturday, June 22. The ruling party claimed victory with 52 percent of the vote for candidate Mohamed Ould El Gazouani. Opposition groups have denounced the results and alleged electoral fraud.
Individuals in Mauritania are advised to monitor the situation, refrain from unnecessary movement, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, anticipate telecommunication disruptions and a heightened security presence, maintain redundant modes of communication, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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