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Chad Elections: Major internet blackout ahead of declaration


More than 48 hours after the holding of the presidential elections in Chad, N’Djamena residents still have no access to social networks.

Among other challenges, mobile internet was interrupted Sunday morning and then fixed later in the evening.

No Internet as Chad awaits poll results https://t.co/KNEnVM1Eto via todayng pic.twitter.com/77iD9rghTM

— Nigeria Newsdesk (NigeriaNewsdesk) April 11, 2016

No official explanations have been given for the blackout.

The development is similar to those that prevailed in March in Congo. The Brazzaville regime had decided hours before the presidential election to suspend telephone and internet for security reasons.

Chad’s National Electoral Commission (CENI) says the results should be ready in ten days.

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