300 million Africans affected by internet shutdowns in 2022

Report shows Sudan experienced the most shutdowns, followed by Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.
Michael Malakata
Nov 30, 2022

NaaS specialist Cloudflare aims to be Africa’s ‘go-to’ DX services firm

12-year-old listed company competes on several fronts in Africa, and its leadership is confident of market success based on the coverage and capacity of its peered network.
Oct 13, 2022

Ethiopia, Mali pay the most for worst internet connection

Research released by Surfshark, based on annual digital wellbeing index (DQL 2022).
Aug 16, 2022

Africa bears the brunt of internet shutdowns

Research by Surfshark and Netblocks raises stat that eight out of ten Africans have been impacted by internet and social media censorship.
Feb 23, 2022

Zimbabwe throttles the internet as political wrangling intensifies

Industry watchdogs confirm restricted internet during recent political rally held by government’s main opposition.
Dec 8, 2021

Africa is 2021’s internet censorship hot spot

This year, Africa became the most censorship-intensive continent across the globe, responsible for nearly 53% of the cases in 2021, says Surfshark.

Internet affordability gap widens between Africa and global counterparts

Research from Surfshark highlights differences between continent and high income countries abroad.
Oct 26, 2021

Sudan blocks internet four times in three years

Internet service disruption occurred after senior government officials had been detained in an apparent military coup attempt.
Mar 17, 2021

Africa continues to try to censor social media

Study shows over the past six years, 28 out of 54 countries on the continent have employed some form of a social media ban or disruption.