Burkina Faso lifts internet suspension one day after violent protest

OUAGADOUGOU, Nov. 28 (Reuters) – The government of Burkina Faso said it is lifting a suspension on mobile internet from Sunday evening, a week after the ban was imposed on security and defense reasons.

The suspension came amid widespread anger and violent protests in Burkina Faso over what protesters say was the government’s inability to stop deadly attacks by Islamist militants.

Protesters burned tires and looted a government building in the capital on Saturday after an appeal by activists and opposition parties in response to attacks by militants linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State that killed more than 60 members of the security forces and at least a dozen . citizens since 14 November. read more

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