Govt restores internet 5 days after total shutdown

This file photo taken on an unspecified date shows a man using Facebook, a popular social networking application used by over 2.7b people worldwide. Mainstream social media services remained inaccessible to some people even after internet was restored in Uganda, January 18. PHOTO/FILE/EDGAR BATTE. 

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  • Some Internet users were by 2:30pm- still unable to access mainstream social media services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the services only available to those using Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Authorities in Uganda Monday permitted restoration of internet connection, five days after a total shutdown that blocked communication and digital services amongst over 17.5 million people.

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