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MINPOSTEL Debunk Rumours of Possible Internet Blackout

MINPOSTEL Debunk Rumours of Possible Internet Blackout

Cameroon’s ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MINPOSTEL) has described as “fake news” a social media allegation that the government will shut down the internet from the 7-9 of October, 2018. Dates which coincides with the holding of the 2018 Presidential elections and its immediate aftermath. Minette Libom Li Likeng, P&T minister in a rebuttal sent […]

Cameroon Being Sued for Internet Blackout

Cameroon  Being Sued for  Internet Blackout

Cameroon is being sued for blocking the internet in its Anglophone regions Two international digital rights advocacy groups have joined the growing clamor to stop Cameroon’s government disrupting internet services in its Anglophone regions. Access Now and Internet Sans Frontières (ISF) have intervened on behalf a consortium of local and regional civil society organizations who […]

Cameroon must urgently free the internet in Anglophone regions – UN expert

Cameroon must urgently free the internet in Anglophone regions – UN expert

Cameroon should immediately reverse the ‘‘appalling violation of their (citizen’s) right to freedom of expression,” in its Anglophone regions by restoring internet access, a United Nations expert has said. Internet service has been cut since mid-January 2017 following a series of anti-government protests in the regions. According to David Kaye, Yaounde was breaking international laws […]

Internet shutdown costs $1.39m (860M FCFA)

Internet shutdown costs $1.39m (860M FCFA)

A coalition of rights groups monitoring internet outage has disclosed that Businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million (860M Francs) as the internet shutdown in the country enters a fourth week. The government ordered the suspension of internet services to the English speaking North-west and South-west since January 18 as lawyers’ and teachers’ strike escalated […]

Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions Suffer Under Internet Ban

Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions Suffer Under Internet Ban

  In Cameroon, a government-ordered internet blackout aimed at quashing unrest in the English-speaking regions is hurting the local economy. Banks have been paralyzed and salaries left unpaid. In Buea, capital of the English-speaking Southwest region of Cameroon, Carlos Company Limited offers hotel and dry cleaning services, employing 140 people. Some of them have gathered […]

Biya Ignores Anglophone Cries, Arrest Consortium Leaders

Biya Ignores Anglophone Cries, Arrest Consortium Leaders

The leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC), Bar. Nkongho Felix and Dr. Niba Fontem alongside Mancho Bibixy, the leader of the Coffin Revolution have been arrested and transferred to Yaoundé. They were arrested on Tuesday, minutes after the Territorial Administration and Decentralization Minister, Emmanuel Rene Sadi outlawed the activities of the Southern […]

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