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Uganda blocks Internet as nation holds elections, NetBlocks says

‘Network data show national connectivity at just 18% of ordinary levels.’
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Uganda had a nationwide Internet blackout as citizens went to vote in presidential elections, according to NetBlocks, which tracks Internet disruptions globally.

“It’s now election day in Uganda, where some of the last remaining internet service providers are going offline as the country prepares to vote; network data show national connectivity at just 18% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing,” the organization said in a tweet.

MTN Uganda said it received a directive from the Uganda Communications Commission and had to comply in line with its national telecom operator license, spokeswoman Rhona Arinaitwe said by phone.

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That bus in the image, happens to be an Kayoola EVS….an electric-only bus, for Uganda inter-city travel, with 300km range.

https://www.busiweek.com/kayoola-completes-road-test-successfully-in-golden-jubilee-celebration/

And viewing the clean street (no potholes, nor pockmarks in this specific section), and even pavement / sidewalk. Not a single piece of debris in sight!!
Clean! I am SHOCKED as a South African. What is wrong with our filthier nation? Superior calibre of citizens in Uganda, perhaps…

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