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11 Jun 2019 | 05:15 PM UTC

Ethiopia: Internet access reportedly blocked as of June 11

Ethiopia News Alert

Social media and internet services are reportedly being blocked in Ethiopia as of June 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Ethiopia

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Event

As of Tuesday, June 11, social media and internet services are reportedly being blocked across Ethiopia. Monitoring groups observed the outage as of 10:30 (local time) on Tuesday. The government has not publicly commented on the disruptions; however, unconfirmed reports claim the measure was implemented to counter cheating or leaks during national exams. It is unclear how long internet services will be blocked and when they will be restored.

Context

Ethiopia similarly blocked social media and internet services during national exams in 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Ethiopia are advised to monitor developments to the situation and anticipate prolonged telecommunication disruptions.

 

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