US embassy in Tanzania closed over web outage


The US Embassy in Tanzania has closed for 2 days due to an web outage which hit East African nations on Sunday. 

“Because of degraded community service nationwide, the embassy will stay closed to the general public,” the embassy mentioned on an X (previously Twitter) put up on Monday.

Consular appointments for Tuesday and Wednesday had been cancelled and rebooked for a later date. The embassy mentioned it will stay accessible for dealing with emergency circumstances involving Americans and visa collections.

Companies and houses in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and 7 different nations are experiencing gradual web speeds following a minimize on deep-sea fibre cables at Mtunzini, a small coastal city in South Africa.

Learn: East African nations hit by main web outage


The fault affected submarine cables serving the East and Southern Africa, largely privately managed Seacom and East Africa Submarine System (Eassy).

Web monitoring group Netblocks mentioned Tanzania and the French island of Mayotte had been the worst hit by the outage.

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) mentioned it was engaged on another path to reinstate connectivity to the nation’s main telecom networks whereas the restoration means of the deep-sea cables was being addressed.

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