Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

Channels Television  
Updated April 21, 2017

Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests.

Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information.

Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown.

Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west regions had also been protesting over the imposition of French in their schools and courts.

They make up about 20 percent of the country’s 23 million people.