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Internet shutdowns are negatively affecting millions of Ethiopians

Internet shutdowns are not unusual in Ethiopia. Since 2016 the internet has been shut down at least six times. In 2019 alone, Ethiopia experienced three major internet disruptions across the country.

Total Internet shutdown in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's government has shutdown the Internet in the country. So far no official statement has been given by authorities but given previous occurrences around the same time of the year, it is likely because they want to prevent cheating during exams.