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Ethiopia internet rights group Net Blocks said on Tuesday, “It had confirmed a total blackout “as of 7:30 a.m. UTC 11 June 2019. The incident is ongoing, and is believed to be a measure to counter cheating during national school exams.”


“Despite no official confirmation from government or the sole telecom operator, Ethio Telecom, data show that connectivity from the operator has been disconnected at a record time.” Internet Rights Group added
The Ethiopian internet blockage starts on the second day of the nationwide exams.

Earlier, Ethiopia blocked the internet for a particular reason.
“The shutdown is aimed at preventing a repeat of leaks that occurred last year.” The government issued

“We are being proactive. We want our students to concentrate and be free of the psychological pressure and distractions that this brings,” Mohammed Seid, of the then Office for Government Communications Affairs, added.

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