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Ethiopia restores internet after week-long outage

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | 11:10 CET | News
The Ethiopian government has restored internet and messaging services after a week of outage, CNN reported. Ethio Telecom, the country's mobile service provider, said it would credit customers for services that were affected during the shutdown.  The blackout sparked anger and frustration among citizens as access to social media platforms were blocked. In the capital of Addis Ababa, business owners and journalists told CNN they were using VPN to connect to the internet and access messaging platforms.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Ethio Telecom
Countries: Ethiopia
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