Ethiopia: Govt Shuts Down Mobile Internet

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Ethiopia’s government offered no explanation for the national mobile internet shutdown, AFP reports.

Zadig Abraha, Ethiopia’s deputy minister of communication affairs office

“Mobile data has been deactivated,” deputy communications minister Zadig Abrha is reported as telling AFP.

Abrha reportedly refused to elaborate, as the country enters its ninth month in a state of emergency.

The Internet was last shut down in October 2016, and a recent report shows that more African countries are using these shutdowns as a way to crack down on protesters.