Ethiopia is losing millions of dollars for internet shut down

Abbay Media News
By Dawit Hailu

As an international technology institute called Quartz Africa disclosed, due to the declaration of state of emergency by the Ethiopian government, Ethiopia is losing millions of dollars .The institution states that internet remains down across the entire country since the government publicized a six-month, national wide emergency. The Ethiopian government banned the use of social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate or exchange information of the ongoing protest and struggle in the country.

An organization called Access Now that protects the digital right of users across the world disclosed that the Ethiopian authority shut down social media in the Oromia region four times this year.

Ethiopia’s current Internet penetration rate is 3.7% that is make Ethiopia, the second most populated country in sub-Saharan Africa having one of the lowest rates of internet, as freedomhouse.org reports.

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