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Failed coup leads to Internet shutdown

After shutting down the Internet a few weeks ago during national high school exams, Ethiopia's authorities have now shut the Internet down after what is reported to be a failed coup attempt. The coup attempt saw the Chief of Staff of the army killed.

Military cut off the Internet in Sudan

As protestors continued with a pro-democracy strike in Khartoum, Sudan's military cut off the last remaining Internet connections amid reports of them killing and raping civilians.

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.

Benin's government has shut down the Internet during elections

With parliamentary elections which exclude all opposition candidates kicking off on 28 April 2019, Benin's government has decided to shut down the Internet amid protests.