Internet partially returns to Ethiopia


The Ethiopian government has partially restored access to the internet, after an eight day internet shut down.

People in Ethiopia are now able to access the internet through a wifi connection but mobile phone data is still not available.

Internet access was blocked in the wake of what the authorities say was an attempted coup in northern Amhara state on Saturday.

Five top officials died as a result of the violence, including army chief Seare Mekonnen.

The alleged ringleader Brig Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed on Monday.

The extended internet outage was the second time this month that Ethiopians have been unable to go online.

The earlier internet shut down coincided with national school exams, though the reason for the blackout was never explained.


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