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Niger Blocks SMS, Social Networks to Prevent More Riots: RFI

Officials in Niger blocked text messages and social networks to prevent potential riots, Radio France Internationale reported, citing Interior Minister Massaoudou Hassoumi.

The services will be cut until Jan. 24, covering Friday’s day of prayer, Paris-based RFI reported. That follows two days of protests against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 10 people dead in the West African nation and several churches burned.