Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense election

Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense election

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https://apnews.com/65942284f4e73dbf120ace23775baae4

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off mobile internet access in the country Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine said all contact had been lost with him.

“Confirmed: Uganda is now in the midst of a nation-scale internet blackout,” watchdog NetBlocks said in a statement saying connectivity levels had dropped to 33% of usual levels. Ugandans using leading internet service providers MTN and Airtel said they could no longer get online.