Image Credit: BBC Africa News
Image Credit: BBC Africa News

Of recent, Ethiopia’s authorities were restricting access of internet to it’s people leaving many of them frustrated. An Amnesty International report then accused the Ethiopian government of systematically and illegally blocking access to social media in its efforts to crush dissent.

According to reports by BBC Africa News, multiple reports are calming there is an ongoing internet blockade in Cameroon especially in the restive English-speaking region of Bamenda.

Akamai Technologies Inc., the US-based internet content delivery firm, in a tweet mentioned there was a noted disruption of internet traffic at 20:45 GMT (11:45 p.m. EAT) last night, while Dyn Research also in a tweet shared a graph showing a drop in internet connections in the country.

There has been tension in the north-western Cameroon following a push by the people in the Anglophone region against plans to decree the use of French language in schools and courts.

Reports say that local leaders were arrested before the disruption.

There was no mention of sites or platform being blocked, reports just claim ‘internet’ was blocked.

source: BBC Africa News
Live Reporting BBC correspondants: Dickens Olewe and Lucy Fleming