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Ethiopia shuts down social media to keep from ‘distracting’ students

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imrs.phpAn Internet cafe in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia’s government shut down access to social media during student exams. (Paul Schemm/The Washington Post)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — It started over the weekend, when social media applications on Ethiopian phones and computers stopped working. Then, on Monday afternoon, the entire Internet shut down for nearly 24 hours. The next day it was running again, but Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber and other social media apps were still blocked, along with WhatsApp and downloading sites such as Apple’s iTunes and Google Play.

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Who’s behind South Sudan’s return to fighting, if it isn’t Kiir or Machar?

image-20160712-9264-jvrr8cSourc : theconversation.com

Heavy fighting in the South Sudanese capital of Juba over the past few days has led to hundreds of deaths and the suggestion that the country is “back to war”. The question on everyone’s lips has been: who is behind the violence?

This question is all the more curious given that President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar have both seemed incapable of explaining what’s happening. In fact, the leaders of the main rival factions in the recent civil war were together for a meeting when one of the episodes of gunfire occurred. Read more →

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