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Cyberattack targets government websites in Senegal

Cyberattack targets government websites in Senegal   -  
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Senegal's government websites are back online this Saturday after a cyberattack paralyzed the network on Friday.

The attack was claimed by a group with alleged links to hacker group Anonymous.

The attackers expressed their solidarity with Senegalese citizens and their right to freely choose their president.

The attack took place against a background of increased tensions regarding the future of President Macky Sall who is yet to reveal if he is running for a third mandate.

On Friday, opposition figure Ousmane Sonko started his return trip to the capital, Dakar, in a so-called "caravan of freedom".

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