[Internet Society Blogs] Internet Shutdowns Are Not a Solution to Africa’s Challenges

Africa has made considerable gains with regards to the Internet in the last decades. It’s Internet penetration grew by more than 400%; its international bandwidth has been multiplied by 20 just in just 5 years between 2009 and 2014; during the same period Africa’s terrestrial backbone has doubled (Internet Society, Internet Development and Internet Governance in Africa, 2015 ). This achievement required considerable private and public investment and brought hope for Africans, particularly its youth.

Dawit Bekele

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2017/06/internet-shutdowns-are-not-solution-africa%E2%80%99s-challenges