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Government to sue newspaper

The Senegalese government has decided to sue a Dakar daily, ‘le Matin’, for publishing false information likely to damage army and public morale, as well as state security, a government-owned newspaper reported on Tuesday.

‘Le Matin’ had published an article on Monday alleging that heavily armed Mouvement des forces democratique de la Casamance (MFDC) guerrillas were moving about freely in the southern city of Ziguinchor. The National Security Council has ordered an investigation into the validity of ‘le Matin’s’ report, the state-owned ‘Le Soleil’ said.

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