Senegal's President Macky Sall has postponed the Feb. 25 presidential elections due to controversies over candidate disqualification and allegations of corruption.
Why it matters
The postponement of the presidential election in Senegal amid controversies over candidate disqualification and allegations of corruption has sparked violent protests and raised concerns about the country's stability and democratic process.
What the papers say
The Guardian reports that the government restricted mobile internet access due to protests against the election postponement, while Al Jazeera highlights the opposition's rejection of the decision and the call for dialogue by West Africa's regional bloc. AP News and France 24 provide similar coverage of the postponement and the resulting political crisis.
How we got here
The postponement follows a dispute between the National Assembly and the Constitutional Court over the rejection of candidates, leading to violent protests and growing international concern.
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Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of Africa. The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, N