The embassy of the United States in Yaounde, Cameroon has published a statement that says “the Government of Cameroon has suspended cell phone and internet service in the Northwest and Southwest Regions” as of yesterday, February 14, 2017.
Initially, it was just a disconnection of internet services to these regions four weeks ago. Internet subscribers in the North West and South West regions of the country were cut off following a strike action by teachers who are protesting the dominance of French-language use in Cameroon.
There have been reports of random arrest of citizens by the police in Buea and Bamenda.
The new update by the US embassy suggests that all telephone lines in the region have been cut off from communicating with the rest of the world via voice, SMS, or data. The US embassy has advised U.S. citizens in the affected areas to exercise caution and find alternate ways of keeping in touch with family and friends.
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