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Gabonese govt shuts down the internet and broadcasting after coup attempt

Tuesday 8 January 2019 | 09:06 CET | News
Gabon's government shut down the internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, according to digital rights groups Netblocks and Internet Without Borders. The shutdown seems to affect the main operators, Gabon Telecom and its mobile subsidiary Libertis, as well as Airtel. According to research by Internet Without Borders, internet traffic from Gabon fell sharply at around 08:00 hrs on 07 January, indicating the beginning of an outage. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Airtel Gabon / Gabon Telecom / Libertis
Countries: Gabon
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