Internet Shutdowns Major Hindrance to Digital Rights Inclusion in Africa, Report

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April 27, 2024

The LONDA 2023 Digital Rights and Inclusion in Africa report indicates that Internet disruptions were unwelcome in 2023, featuring in 5 out of the 26 countries where the survey was conducted.

According to the report, Mauritania and Ethiopia had blatant Internet shutdowns, while Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Senegal had varied degrees of Internet throttling and partial shutdowns on mobile Internet networks.

While in Sudan Internet access disruption was caused by power outages, Tunisia had notable progress in expanding Internet access and connectivity through initiatives such as ‘the national education network, satellite Internet trials, and efforts to bridge connectivity gaps’ in marginalised communities.

Via The Standard