Mo Ibrahim decries internet blockade in Cameroon

March 7, 2017 2:37 pm0 comments

Social Media WeekYAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – THE Mo Ibrahim Foundation has denounced the obstruction of internet services in some regions in Cameroon where protesters are alleging marginalisation by government.
In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation said such blockades, which have also been intermittently noted in other countries, impacted the lives of citizens, especially when the suspension was effected for a long time.
“Such blockades have potential devastating consequences for economy, education and health, and prevent citizens to access news and to engage socially,” the Mo Ibrahim Foundation stated.
“We hope that the government of Cameroon and others will share our concern and facilitate the access of internet and mobile phone services to all its citizens.”
Established in 2006 by the Sudanese-British businessman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation focuses on the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.
Protests by English-speaking Cameroonians have intensified recently.
French and English are the official languages of the country but predominantly Francophone regions are home to the majority of the
24-million population and dominate the political and economic landscape.
The Central African country is predominantly Francophone with 80 percent speaking French.
CAJ News


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