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Ugandans Celebrate After Internet Is Restored

Ugandans Celebrate After Internet Is Restored

A few days ago, Ugandans got shocked when the government shut down the Internet. Through out the election day and weekend, Ugandans lived through four tough days with nearly no one appearing online. Social media spheres remained empty, with only those in the diaspora asking questions.

Today however, the internet has been restored to the joy of millions who had been locked out of the virtual world.

Social media is however still blocked and only accessible through VPN, the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire says.

The internet was shut down on Wednesday night with just hours to go before polling stations opened for Thursday’s general elections.

This was shortly after Facebook apparently suspended hundreds of pro-government Ugandan accounts.

President Yoweri Museveni while commenting about Facebook’s decision said there was no way anyone would come to Uganda and decide what was good or bad.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda told NBS television that the government was reviewing the security situation before restoring the internet.

Many have returned to social media with the aid of Virtual Private Networks. Social media still remains closed as government considers it a threat to national security.

Ugandans have returned with a fleet of cheeky posts in which they are welcoming their peers. Among them being “welcome back from the bush”.

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