Shutdown prior to elections in Uganda 2021

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As of 13 January 2021, data available from Oracle’s Internet Intelligence and CAIDA’s IODA show drop in visibility of IP prefixes through BGP in Uganda by 15-25% between 13:30 and 16:00UTC, followed by larger drop reaching to 75% by 20:00UTC until 18 January 2021 8:00UTC when we traffic started to get back to normal indicating end of the shutdown. Previous directive on blocking social media services is still effective.

Data from Uganda Internet Exchange Point showing huge drop in traffic, from an average of 5Gbits to a mere average of 280Mbits

Data from Oracle’s Internet Intelligence:

Data from RIPE NCC:

Data from CAIDA’s IODA:

Data from Google’s Transparency Report:;product:19;region:UG&lu=fraction_traffic