"I don't know even who is dead or who is alive," Tedros told a recent news conference in London. As fighting continues in Tigray and elsewhere in Ethiopia, the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says shutdowns are needed to curb violence, but critics accuse authorities of using the internet as a weapon of war. SATPHONES AND PRINTOUTSAround the world, internet shutdowns have become more sophisticated, lasting longer, harming people and the economy, and targeting vulnerable groups worldwide, according to digital rights group Access Now. It recorded some 182 internet shutdowns in 34 countries last year, up from 159 shutdowns in 29 nations the previous year. In Tigray's regional capital, Mekelle, emergency workarounds such as satellite phones have become a vital tool for aid agency operations.
Source: Ethiopian News September 29, 2022 18:56 UTC