Internet connection back in Addis Ababa

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UNICEF and Amhara HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Coordination Office (HAPCO) project makes sure Adolescents and young people have up to date information and access to HIV and AIDS and SRH services © UNICEF Ethiopia/2013/Sewunet

People in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, are now able to access the internet through a data connection on their mobile phones, ending a blackout that began shortly after an alleged attempted coup nine days ago.

The wi-fi connection was restored at the end of last week.

But it appears that the data connection is still off in the rest of the country, according to some people outside of Addis Ababa.

This is the second blackout in less than a month in Ethiopia. Earlier in June, internet access was blocked for more than a week during the nationwide school exam period, but there was no official comment as to what was behind that outage.

Nneka Ukachukwu