The rising cost of internet censorship in African countries

On July 2, 2020, my colleague, Muyiwa, sent a WhatsApp message to Naol, his acquaintance who lives in Ethiopia. She received his message 9 days later because her internet had been cut by the government. 

One thing is common when African citizens/residents take to the streets to protest bad governments: social media regulations are imposed and their internet gets shut down for extended…



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