Ethiopia imposes 100% internet blackout to protect integrity of exams

Ethiopian authorities have sanctioned a total internet blackout as means of blocking the leakage of papers for the country’s grade 10 examinations.

This is the second straight year that such an action has been taken. The government has yet to officially comment on the development.

The privately-owned Addis Standard news portal reports that the nationwide outage started on Tuesday and is the third time in the span of a year that Ethio-Telecom has taken that move.

The UK Guardian also reports that Google’s transparency report confirmed that outbound traffic from the East African giant was cut on Tuesday and has yet to be restored.

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