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Presidential candidate Bobi Wine protesting the social media tax — 2018 — Image courtesy of CRF

The Internet & Africa

Why are African Governments shutting down the internet?

As Uganda approaches its presidential election we look at the continuing trend of regimes in Africa restricting social media and internet access.

Stephen Chapendama
Jan 13 · 5 min read

What’s going in Uganda 🇺🇬 ?

Twitter statement in regards to the internet shutdown.
Statement by Bobi Wine

Why is this problematic?

Who is carrying out the internet shutdown?

A documentary explaining the Cameroon Internet Shutdown and the impact on the region.

What does the future look like for digital freedom in Africa?

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How can citizens affected circumvent these blocks?

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Current outage levels via IODA in Uganda regions.

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Stephen Chapendama

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Cyber Security & Africa | Technology Manager @ Foundervine.com & Senior Software Engineer in Cyber & Intelligence 🚀

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation, at the intersection with government and foreign policy

Stephen Chapendama

Written by

Cyber Security & Africa | Technology Manager @ Foundervine.com & Senior Software Engineer in Cyber & Intelligence 🚀

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation, at the intersection with government and foreign policy

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