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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.
Afrika has witnessed a fair share of Internet shutdowns especially around elections. With the upcoming Nigerian elections, it is better to be prepared just in case the government decides to shut down the Internet.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities shut down the Internet and other telecommunications services on 31 December 2018 in a bid to stop what they termed “rumor mongering."
On the eve of the presidential run-off elections on 11 August 2018, authorities in Mali went ahead to restrict Internet access in the country. The Internet shutdown has been confirmed by on the ground reports from people in Bamako and Gao Internet users living in Bamako or Gao. Mali is