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Internet Shadows Mushroom Across Africa



The last two years have been afraid of African continent access, according to a risk assessment company Robert Besseling, analyst at EXX Africa, and the situation may be worse. Only in the last four weeks, less than five African Africans have closed Internet access, between political crises and confusion.

While this practice has been around for several years, Internet-based acceleration has accelerated and Internet-based trading, such as Zimbabwe.

"201 stops in 2018 were told, and in the first three weeks of 2019 we saw stops in five countries this year: once again, Cameroon, as well as the most important in Zimbabwe, as well as in the elections, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Gabon's brief effort" said Bessel.

These five nations have one thing: old political innovations. Congolese shadow happened chaotic, debated, was delayed in the elections and a controversial rupture occurred. In Zimbabwe, the rise in fuel prices provoked violent protests, in order to be more violent violations by security officers after a shutdown of Internet.

The constitutional right of Sylvain Saluseke's rights to exile from outside the country, he says, combines with the democratic democratic demarches of the LUCHA struggling to document the observations and subsequent incidents of the 30th of December.

"That was the most important breakthrough," said VOA. "Naturally, therefore, there has always been less information or exchange information, which endangers itself, someone has arrested or someone is in danger or dangerous situations."

FILE - A man has checked his mobile phone in an Internet cafe in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 21, 2016.

FILE – A man has checked his mobile phone in an Internet cafe in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 21, 2016.

This is the point of stopping Internet flow for information, says Edgar Munatsi, Zimbabwe, Medical Association of Human Rights. Other rights groups have claimed that saying that it is a tactic to face up to the onslaught against human rights that happened in Zimbabwe and that are still happening.

"Without even leaving people out of ordering themselves, according to the media and the international community, it was happening at night, and sometimes during the day," Munatsik told reporters. The attractions were committed at night and over the shadows of the internet. If you realize, civilians and activists of Zimbabwe abducted at night and no one knows so far, where there are some of them. "

Bessel, who values ​​business from a continent to a greater extent, makes African nations more vulnerable or reduces Internet services, many African telecommunications companies are under state control.

Shadows cost a lot, he says.

"If you were to switch off the most important economically-offline Internet, the cost would be much higher. In a country like Kenya, for example, the cost would be $ 6.3 billion a day when the Internet was shut in the country."

Losses, he said, are not interrupted by information networks, such as stock prices and freight rates on the Internet, and e-commerce and electronic banking are not available.

He said, however, that other losses can not easily be quantified; however, to get reliable information about what's happening in your area, or perhaps the most difficult one for everyone, to get in touch with those who love the worst moments.


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