Internet shutdown could cost Ethiopia’s booming economy millions of dollars


(QZ) — The web shutdown in Ethiopia will drain hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from the financial system, in addition to undermining residents’ rights to impart and search data, observers of the present state of emergency say. Cell web stays down throughout the nation because the authorities introduced a six-month, nationwide emergency in early October. The federal government additionally this week banned using social media platforms like Fb and Twitter to speak or to doc the continued unrest within the nation. Ethiopia, the second most populous nation in sub-Saharan Africa, has one of many lowest charges of web and cell phone connectivity within the


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