New Internet restrictions in DR Congo

Quartz Africa’s There’s a decades-old law threatening digital freedom in DR Congo reports new restrictions on the Internet in the DR Congo in response to a call for peaceful protests against President Joseph Kabila’s rule. Similar cuts were reported at the end of December. The cuts are based on law No. 013/2002 (in French) which governs the telecommunication sector and allows the government to intervene in the interest of national security or public defense. Internet service providers run the risk of losing their license if they refuse to comply with the restrictions.