Ethiopia’s authorities shutdown the internet on Tuesday to avoid people leaking exam papers during national exam week, the Addis Standard newspaper has tweeted
It is not clear how the Addis Standard managed to send that tweet but it has not posted its usual volume of tweets today.
A year ago access to social media sites was blocked in the country over the possibilty of exam leaks, but this time the authorities seem to have gone further as this activist tweets from outside of Ethiopia.
There were some reports quoted in Quartz Africa that the internet was coming on sporadically.
But this chart from Google showing access to its services from Ethiopia show how it’s dropped off since Tuesday and does not look like it has come back: