When it comes to internet shutdowns, African nations are among the world’s worst violators. Its countries are regularly cutting off connectivity for extended periods than any other region globally, the 2018 Transparency report from Facebook shows.
Cameroon is the perpetrator of the Africa’s longest internet blackout. What started off January 2017, connections in the Anglophone Southwest and Northwest regions has either been completely off or slowed down for extended periods. Facebook data shows the country blocked access for more than 40 weeks between January 2017 and June 2018.