DOWNLOAD: Keep It On, Internet shutdowns in the World

Compared to 2018, internet shutdowns in Africa grew by 47%. While there were 17 incidents recorded in 2018, we documented at least 25 in 2019. In addition to the increase in incidents, there was also a significant increase in the number of African countries that shut down the internet. There were 10 such countries in 2018, and at least 14 in 2019. …

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How Zimbabweans Navigated Their Way Around An Internet Shutdown

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe It’s almost midnight in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and a few colleagues casually joke how they spent their day in different parts of Europe over drinks. It’s a conversation that could be a perfect fit in a billionaire’s club except that these chaps are typical Zimbabweans; struggling to make ends meet against a …

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Zimbabwe Protests Are Over But Uncertainty Lingers

By Divine Dube A military crackdown compounded by a partial internet black-out has ended violent protests triggered by fuel price hikes announced by Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, but “nothing has changed” after the country’s historic shutdown which stretched for close to a week, analysts say. Zimbabwe’s mass protests, dubbed “the shutdown,” began Monday this week …

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