Internet Shutdowns


31 May, 2023 12:00 - 7 June, 2023 00:00 (7 days 12 hours)

Local Impact

The government of Mauritania shut down mobile Internet access on Wednesday, 1 June, after protests erupted around the country after the death of a young man, Omar Diop, in police custody. Fixed-lined connectivity continues to be available. Press reports indicate that this outage may go on for a couple of days, but we have not yet identified an official government statement.

Data and Analysis

Cloudflare Radar shows the drop in Internet traffic for the mobile networks of MATTEL (AS37508) and CHINGUITEL (AS37541).

Chart from Cloudflare Radar showing a drop in traffic from AS 37508.

Additionally, Google’s Transparency Report shows a drop in search traffic.

The shutdown was also visible on IODA


Mobile networks shut down in Mauritania
by u/davidbelson in CloudFlare