Internet Shuts Down In Ethiopia As Regional Coup Attempt Is Thwarted

By Peter Pedroncelli

In this image made from video, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, Sunday, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, the prime minister told the state broadcaster. (ETV via AP)

Four people died in a failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region and the country’s internet was partially shut down on Saturday.

Real-time network data showed that national connectivity dropped to 2 percent of normal levels on June 22 during the attempted coup, according to NetBlocks.

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Internet outages began in the north of the country and spread nationwide as word of the coup attempt spread.

The coup attempt began on Saturday evening in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara, where region President Ambachew Mekonnen and Amhara regional government office Click here to read entire article