Burundi Shuts Down All Social Media Servers to Disrupt Political Unrest

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

The Republic of Burundi has today shut down access to Twitter, Facebook, and Whatssap in a security plan that seeks to preempt political violence that poses a grave threat to the East African nations National Security.

The country telecom regulators ordered all service providers in the country to deny access to specific social media website access.

The country is in political limbo after current president who has been in power since 2005, when a 12-year civil war officially ended sought to vie for a third term.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza government intelligence reports that organizers of the political violence are using social media platforms to organize and orchestrate the protests and violence.

The government has also closed down a popular radio station used by politician to disrupt peace in the country.

 

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