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Internet disrupted, streets quiet in South Sudan

Internet disrupted, streets quiet in South Sudan

INTERNET services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces patrolled the streets after activists called for protests against President Salva Kiir's government. The capital Juba was quieter than usual as residents sheltered inside. A coalition of activist groups reiterated their call on Sunday for rallies demanding Kiir's resignation. However, there was no sign by mid-afternoon of big street gatherings in Juba. Some activists told Reuters they were in hiding for security reasons. The activists accuse Kiir's government of corruption and failing to protect the population or provide basic services. The government has repeatedly denied allegations from rights…
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Left in the dark: Millions hit by internet shutdowns in 2020

Left in the dark: Millions hit by internet shutdowns in 2020

UMBERTO BACCHI FROM Belarus to Myanmar, 29 countries suspended internet services in 2020, mainly during protests or elections, cutting off millions from vital information as the coronavirus pandemic raged, digital rights group Access Now said on Wednesday. Internet shutdowns prevented people in dozens of countries from working, studying, communicating and accessing life-saving news last year, Access Now said in a report, describing the practice as potentially deadly. "Shutting down the internet during a global health crisis is incredibly unsafe," Access Now campaigner Felicia Anthonio, said in a statement. "But, with no regard for human life, this is what governments did in 2020 —…
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