An internet blackout has been enforced in Uganda as citizens go to polling centres to cast their votes on election day. An order from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on Wednesday directed all internet service providers in the country to “implement a temporary suspension of the operation of all your Internet Gateways and associated access […]
During an interview with a Ugandan radio station on Tuesday, Bobi Wine was forced to abruptly end the conversation because soldiers had entered his residence. According to him, these soldiers beat up his guards while he was on air. Later that day, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) ordered internet service providers to shut down all […]
In today’s edition of our newsletter, TC Daily, we reported on Facebook shutting down several accounts belonging to Ugandan officials for “the use of multiple Facebook or Instagram assets, working in concert to engage in inauthentic behaviour where the use of fake accounts is central to the operation.” In response, Don Wanyama, Senior Press Secretary […]
22-year-old Shanon Wasserfall was last seen on April 9, 2020 at Walvis Bay, a port town in west central Namibia. She was wearing white shorts, a blue jacket over a black top and had just dropped off her two-year-old child with a friend at Kuisebmond, eight minutes away. Wasserfall was said to have informed her […]
In Nigeria, there are fears that the government may shut down the internet to disrupt the ongoing protests and dilute their impact. If that happens, the country could lose $134 million daily.
Two fears arise every time citizens of an African country take to the streets en masse to criticize some aspect of their government’s performance: that the government will shut down the internet, or that access to social media sites will be restricted. The recent history of citizen demonstrations from the Arab Spring in 2011 to […]