Authorities in Togo have restored internet connectivity almost a week after it was cut. Mobile data was cut on September 5, hours to a planned opposition protest against a 50-year-old ruling dynasty.
The government made it a total blackout after truncating Wi-Fi access the following day as the protests kicked off. The opposition in the West African country are demanding that the president steps down.
An activist, Farida Nabourema, confirmed the restoration of connection as at Sunday (September 10). “The government of Togo has just restored internet services. It was a 6 days blackout and it took advantage of it to repress us massively,” she said. Other internet users corroborated the account.
The government of Togo has just restored internet services. It was a 6 days blackout and it took advantage of it to repress us massively.
— Emmanuel Vitus (@emmavitus) September 8, 2017