🌐 Africa's Internet Blackout: Economic Toll Soars to $1.74 Billion in 2023 πŸ“‰

🌐 Africa's Internet Blackout: Economic Toll Soars to $1.74 Billion in 2023 πŸ“‰

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Discover the staggering impact as Sub-Saharan Africa faces a fivefold increase in economic losses, reaching $1.74 billion due to internet blackouts. A recent report from Top 10VPN unveils the worrying trend, shedding light on the reasons behind the disruptions and their implications for businesses and digital rights across the continent.

A report by Top10VPN reveals that global internet blackouts cost the economy $9.01 billion in 2023, with Sub-Saharan Africa experiencing a troubling fivefold increase to $1.74 billion. Ethiopia leads as the continent's internet shutdown capital, accounting for a significant portion of losses. Various reasons, including electoral protests, conflict, information control, and military coups, contribute to internet censorship across the region. The economic toll highlights the urgent need for addressing these disruptions to safeguard businesses and digital rights.


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