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Uganda orders Internet access be switched off

Uganda had a nationwide Internet blackout as citizens went to vote in presidential elections, according to NetBlocks, which tracks Internet disruptions globally.

“It’s now election day in Uganda, where some of the last remaining Internet service providers are going offline as the country prepares to vote; network data show national connectivity at just 18% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing,” the organisation said in a tweet.

MTN Uganda said it received a directive from the Uganda Communications Commission and had to comply in line with its national telecommunications operator licence, spokeswoman Rhona Arinaitwe said by phone.  — Reported by Fred Ojambo, (c) 2021 Bloomberg LP

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