Africa faces $2 billion loss
Photo Credit: jouvertradio.com

Africa faces $2 billion loss after Internet shutdowns:

Sub-Saharan Africa lost over $2 billion in economic value last year after deliberate government action to shut down the Internet for over 7 800 hours, reports have said. Worldwide, over 18 000 hours of Internet shutdowns across the globe would cost over $8 billion in the same year. Algeria, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe were among the biggest culprits as per the amount of time the Internet was shut down.

The report read, “We collated every national and region-wide incident, determined the duration of the restrictions and used the Cost of Shutdown Tool [COST] to calculate their economic impact. This tool, developed by Internet monitoring NGO Netblocks and advocacy group The Internet Society, uses indicators from the World Bank, ITU, Eurostat and US Census.”

JOIN OUR YOUTUBE COMMUNITY TODAY

Avatar
David Folami is from Nigeria, Ogun State to be precise. He is a tech lover and an upcoming musician. He works as a content writer for JBKlutse where he covers technology and lifestyle news. He adores a productive time online.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.