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Internet access restored in Uganda

Christian Fernsby |
Internet is back on in Uganda five days after the government ordered service providers to switch it off just hours to last Thursday's General Election.

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Topics: UGANDA   

The shutdown had elicited widespread criticism and condemnation against the government.

Many users in Uganda reported partial restoration on Monday, with some tech observers noting that full access was yet to be achieved.

The internet shutdown came after the country’s Communications Commission ordered a service blackout until further notice.

In its letter on the suspension, the agency failed to give reasons for its decision.

Social media access, however, is reportedly still blocked. But some users in the neighbouring country are able to bypass the block to access sites such as Facebook and Twitter via VPN (virtual private network).

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