These African Nations are Experiencing Internet Outages Due to Underwater Cable Cuts

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An underwater cable cut occurred early on Thursday, March 14, disrupting all data services in various parts of the African continent.

Due to this, a number of operations have been suspended, and mobile network operators (MNOs) are now using the least amount of data possible.

Ghana’s Communications Authority reports that many undersea cable outages caused the nation to lose roughly 1,596.6 Gbps of data capacity.

Due to subsea cable cuts, the following African nations are experiencing internet interruptions that range in severity from severe to high to medium to low impact. They are


Ivory Coast (Hard)

Liberia (Excellent)

Benin (Excellent)

Ghana (Excellent)

Burkina Faso (Excellent) Togo (Middle)

Cameroon (Middle)

Gabon (Middle)

Namibia (Middle)

Niger (Middle)

Nigeria (Deep)

Lesotho (Min)

South Africa (Minus)

The disturbance has had a significant impact on a number of sectors, including as banking, healthcare, education, and government services, highlighting how essential internet connectivity is to daily life.

The affected countries’ authorities are working nonstop to minimise disruptions and bring back internet services.

Source: 3news


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