Undersea Cable Reportedly Cut, Internet Outages Reported in Several African States

At approximately 0713 EST, NetBlocks reported major disruptions to internet connectivity in multiple West and Central African nations. Their report reads below:

This report of disruption came as Front Page Africa reported that an undersea cable had been cut in the Ivory Coast, leading to the disruptions. Their report reads below:

“A fiber cut in the Ivory Coast has caused an internet outage in Liberia, disrupting voice and data communication. More details to follow.”

There has been no further confirmation of the cable cut and no NGOs or international agencies in Africa have commented.

It is important to note the various cables that services West and Central Africa, as shown below: