Sierra Leone: Network disruptions amid 2018 runoff elections

Last weekend, two network disruptions occurred in Sierra Leone right before and after the country’s runoff elections.

This post examines these disruptions and shares data that corroborates local reports.

It seems that the network disruptions were caused by an ACE submarine cable cut. Google traffic and BGP data suggest that the second disruption, following the runoff elections, could be an internet blackout.

Read the post here.

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Publication date: 5th April 2018

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