East Africa sees web connectivity disruption, Netblocks and Cloudflare say

Web connectivity was disrupted in and round a number of East African nations on Sunday, the web observatory Netblocks mentioned, including that the incident was linked to failures affecting the SEACOM and EASSy subsea cable techniques.

Tanzania and the French island of Mayotte have been experiencing a excessive impression on web connectivity, whereas Mozambique and Malawi have been seeing a medium impression, Netblocks’ mentioned on social media platform X.

Web agency Cloudflare mentioned on one in every of its X accounts that screens traits that web disruptions have been ongoing in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar because of faults reported on the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) and SEACOM cables. Nape Nnauye, Tanzania’s minister of data, communication and knowledge know-how mentioned in a press release on Sunday the federal government had been knowledgeable by EASSy and SEACOM of disruption to the web attributable to a fault on the cables between Mozambique and South Africa.

“There are ongoing efforts to resolve the issue,” he mentioned. “As they proceed to resolve the issue, we may have very low entry to web and worldwide voice calls.”

Safaricom, Kenya’s greatest telecoms operator, additionally mentioned in a put up on the X platform that it had “activated redundancy measures to minimise service interruption” after it was notified of an outage on the one in every of cables serving the nation.

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