Chad: Activists mark 300 days of Internet shutdown

Digital rights groups such as the Paradigm Initiative and Internet Sans Frontières (ISF) marked 300 days of a social media blackout in Chad on 22 January. The disruption has been in force following protests after a national constitutional conference resolved that 66 year old President Idris Déby would rule the country until 2033. The rights groups wrote letters to the president and the African Union urging for restoration of the Internet and upholding of human rights. They also held protests online and in N’Djaména to call attention to Africa’s longest Internet shutdown.