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Zimbabwe protests: Social media blocking and internet blackouts

By : January 23, 2019 No Comments

Last week, protests erupted in Zimbabwe in response to the government’s announcement that the price of fuel would more than double. According to Zimbabwe’s government, the price hikes aim to avert fuel shortages and to crackdown on the illegal trading of fuel. The new prices, however, mean that Zimbabwe now has the most expensive fuel in the world. Zimbabwe’s fuel protests lasted for three days (14th to 17th January 2019), during which 12.

What if my government doesn’t care about the economic cost of #InternetShutdowns?

By : April 26, 2017 No Comments

The reality is, there have so far been no measures that have successfully prevented errant governments from executing mass web blockades.   After close to three months without Internet access, last week the Anglophone regions of Cameroon finally saw the lifting of an Internet ban that was imposed in January in response to anti-government protests in that country. It is estimated that Cameroon realised close to US $5 million in economic loses attributable to.