Monday, July 10, 2017

Somalia internet outage a 'disaster'

(BBC)- Somalia's telecommunications minister has declared an internet outage, which as been going on for about two weeks, a "major disaster" for the economy.

 Abdi Anshur Hassan told state-run Radio Mogadishu that the country "is losing an average of $10m (£7.8m) each day due to the outage and has so far lost more than $130m".

  The outage was caused by damage to an undersea cable more than two weeks ago, Radio Mogadishu reported.

The minister said

We are working hard to try to restore internet service to the country."