DR Congo ‘Lifts Internet ban’

BBC Monitoring reports that the internet and text messaging has been unblocked in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The internet and SMS text services were shut down on Saturday for reasons related to state security, telecommunications minister Emery Okundji told Reuters news agency.

It was ahead of protests calling for President Joseph Kabila to stand down.

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Security forces killed at least seven people during the protest on Sunday, UN peacekeepers said.



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