20% Of Cameroon Hit By Internet Censorship

Sections of the country cannot access English content

Large regions of Cameroon are currently without access to English-speaking sections of the internet. Three weeks since it was thought that a ban had been put in place, it has been confirmed that in that time the country has been without full online access. Around 20% of the country is affected by the change, in places which have experienced large anti-government protests in recent weeks. Whilst the government has not commented on the issue, it is widely believed that the authorities are behind the block. Most online businesses in the country have relocated to sections of the country which continue to have access to English pages on the web, but those who cannot afford to do so are struggling. It is estimated to have cost the country's economy an estimated 720 thousand US dollars so far. 

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