After three months offline, Anglophone regions in Cameroon will finally get their internet back, reports BBC Afrique.
The country’s president, Paul Biya ordered that the internet be restored earlier today.
Southwestern and Northwestern areas of the country were shut-off from the internet in January following demonstrations led by the country’s English-speaking community who have long felt discriminated against by the French-speaking majority. Authorities claimed that internet-users in the two regions, were using social media to spread false information about the government.
The issue gained media attention in February when the #BringBackOurInternet campaign began on Twitter. Just weeks after the block began, seventeen year old, Nij Collins traveled outside of his hometown, where the interent was blocked, to the country’s capital where he became a Africa’s first Champion Google Coder.
— iAfrikan (@iafrikan) April 20, 2017