Internet blackout

  • Africa & World

    Uganda to maintain Facebook and Twitter ban

    UGANDA authorities will maintain its shutdown of Facebook, Twitter and other social-media platforms until the government deems they’re safe from being used to inflame tensions in the East African nation, New Vision reported. The government is analysing the situation and sites will be restored on “a case-by-case basis,” the Kampalabased newspaper said, citing Information, Communication and Technology and National Guidance…

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  • Africa & World

    Uganda orders internet shutdown until further notice

    UGANDAN communications regulator ordered telecoms operators in the country to suspend all internet gateways from Wednesday evening until further notice, South African telecoms company MTN Group said. The blackout came on the eve of a presidential election in which long-time leader Yoweri Museveni is facing an opposition galvanised by popular singer Bobi Wine, despite a campaign marked by brutal crackdowns.…

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