Internet shutdown as Sierra Leone votes
Sierra Leone News Update |
Sierra Leone’s telecom regulatory body, NATCOM, has denied claims it shut down internet access ahead of the country’s presidential elections.
The first round election on 7 March failed to produce an outright winner with no candidate securing 55% of votes as required by local electoral laws. A run-off election was called for Saturday 31 March.
As counting started, internet access to major service providers went down for several hours raising suspicion among the public, some of whom believe the incident was an attempt by the incumbent candidate to restrict the flow of information.
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