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#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

Latest update : 2017-02-22

By Patrick FANDIO , Zigoto TCHAYA , Emmanuelle LANDAIS

Since mid-January, minority English-speaking regions of Cameroon have had their internet access cut off. These regions have seen anti-government protests in recent months, and many people believe the outage is part of attempts to stifle dissent. An international campaign to restore internet access has been launched on social media, but with little success so far. Those working in digital start-ups have suffered the most from not being able to get online, as our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.

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