Cameroon’s anglophone regions hurt by continuing Internet ban

The continuing government Internet ban in English-speaking areas of Cameroon is paralysing banks and affecting the economy. The ban was implemented in an attempt to quash opposition, but the lack of Internet has affected business and other areas, as well as media and journalism, with journalists resorting to sending reports by SMS. As collateral effects, ATM services have been suspended, and even civil servants’ pay has been interrupted, in spite of last year’s United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning disruption of access.