ETHIOPIA EXPERTS Ethiopia ends a 5-month social media ban 2 months ago Szarlot Post Views: 115 Ethiopia has lifted Internet restrictions imposed in February 2023 due to anti-government protests brought on by conflicts within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC). Here’s what happened: When three church leaders proclaimed themselves archbishops and established their governing body in January 2023, protests erupted in the Oromiya region. While some protesters criticised their action, others backed it. The Ethiopian state has long had close ties with the Orthodox Church — more than 40% of its citizens are members. As at February 10, the church reported that over 30 people had been killed, accusing the Ethiopian government of “meddling” in its internal affairs even after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed asked his ministers to stay out of the dispute. Following the ban, human rights organisations criticised the decision. In March 2023, Amnesty International said the restriction blatantly violated people’s rights to freedom of expression and access to information. A local Chief Security Officer (CSO), Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD), claimed last week that Ethiopia suffered a staggering economic loss of more than $140 million due to the five-month Internet ban. Sidebar Alert: In June 2023, Senegal censored access to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, and Telegram in response to a widespread protest over the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Source: techpoint.africa About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: ban, Ethiopia, social media Continue Reading Previous Uganda: URA Proposes Tax Amendments and Addresses Concerns of TradersNext Casino expert reveals online casino etiquette More Stories EXPERTS KENYA Unlocking the power of mobile trading: A financial revolution in Kenya 21 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Online gambling addiction is a pandemic in SA, sucking in children and adults 24 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA MultiChoice investors kiss R32 billion goodbye 24 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Flutterwave wants to invest $50 million in Kenya 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS KENYA GamStop and Responsible Gambling in Africa 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA National Treasury Drafts Strategy to Catch Tax Evaders 1 week ago Samuel CASINO EXPERTS Seven fun and interesting facts about slot machines 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS ZAMBIA Crypto-Powered Cross-Border Payments in Africa 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA Nigeria is losing out on Blockchain Regulations 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS NIGERIA Responsible Gambling in Nigeria: The Role of GamStop 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA How new technologies are driving financial inclusion in Kenya 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA BCLB Proposes New Taxes on Betting to Help Fight Gambling Addiction 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.