Internet Restored in Togo after Five Days’ Shutdown

Internet Restored in Togo after Five Days’ Shutdown

The Togolese authorities have restored the Internet in the country after five days of disruption amidst agitations from the opposition coalition for political reforms.

WhatsApp, Facebook and other internet services were restored on September 10, 2017 after being disrupted on September 5, a day before the mass opposition demonstrations. The disruption lasted five days.

The disruption was greeted with widespread condemnation and calls from press freedom, freedom of expression and internet rights organisations in Togo and across the world,including the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA).

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