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WhatsApp is being restricted in Zambia amid elections

Zambia Elections WhatsApp

According to NetBlocks, multiple internet providers in Zambia have been throttling WhatsApp today as the country heads to the polls for the presidential and parliamentary elections.

“Measurements indicate that WhatsApp frontend and backend servers have become unavailable from Thursday afternoon. The restrictions are likely to limit the free flow of information online presenting a challenge to election transparency as polls are held.”


The restrictions on WhatsApp identified by Netblocks are on Zambian operators Zamtel (state-controlled), Airtel Zambia, Liquid Telecom, and MTN.

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2 thoughts on “WhatsApp is being restricted in Zambia amid elections

  1. There they go, copying the ZANU PF way of life. Restricting people from their basic rights. How are people supposed to communicate? This is how these African dictators bastards rig elections. I bet the current president won’t lose. We are tired of tyranny. I hope this won’t happen in 2023😡

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