Internet shutdowns in Sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to US$ 237 million since 2015.
This is according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).
Estimating the cost of internet shutdowns in 10 African countries, CIPESA says it used a newly developed framework,
to note that the economic losses caused by an internet disruption persist far beyond the days on which the shutdown occurs.
This according to it is because network disruptions unsettle supply chains and have systemic effects that harm efficiency throughout the economy.