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.
This article was produced by IRIN News while it was part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please send queries on copyright or liability to the UN. For more information: https://shop.un.org/rights-permissions
Right now, we’re working with contributors on the ground in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to tell the stories of people enduring and responding to a rapidly evolving humanitarian crisis.
We’re documenting the threats to humanitarian response in the country and providing a platform for those bearing the brunt of the invasion. Our goal is to bring you the truth at a time when disinformation is rampant.
But while much of the world’s focus may be on Ukraine, we are continuing our reporting on myriad other humanitarian disasters – from Haiti to the Sahel to Afghanistan to Myanmar. We’ve been covering humanitarian crises for more than 25 years, and our journalism has always been free, accessible for all, and – most importantly – balanced.
You can support our journalism from just $5 a month, and every contribution will go towards our mission.