Somalia restored Internet service after 23 days total blackout

Authorities say Somalia’s internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day.

The loss of internet service sparked anger across Somalia and affected the central and southern parts of the country including the capital, Mogadishu. The government called it a “major disaster.”
Officials and internet providers attributed the problem to a commercial ship that cut an undersea cable.
Major companies reported millions of dollars in revenue losses. University studies were disrupted.
The internet outage also stranded patients who were seeking medical attention abroad as they couldn’t access online paperwork.

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