NetBlocks

Internet blackout in Ethiopia

Netblocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors the internet in real time, is reporting an Internet cut across Ethiopia today, Saturday June 22nd, 2019, amid reports of coup attempt targeting Amhara regional state government. Nationwide connectivity currently now at 10% with capital and most states offline. The incident is ongoing. Netblocks says that it is as […]

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Cyberwar

Cyberwars rear their ugly heads

In case you haven’t heard, last week, the New York Times reported that the US had attacked the Russian power grid as a ‘warning’. This week, Russia issued a counter warning of cyberwar. The New York Times had reported that the US Cyber Command, the arm of the Pentagon that runs the military’s offensive and […]

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Refugees

The Global Trends report on refugees – 2019

According to the UNCHR, “The global population of forcibly displaced increased by 2.3 million people in 2018. By the end of the year, almost 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. As a result, the world’s forcibly displaced population remained yet again at a […]

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