The Assistant secretary for U.S department of States Bureau of African affairs has cautioned the Ugandan government not to block the internet during their general election.

According them, Such restrictions undermine human rights and fundamental freedoms.

“We are concerned by reports that the Government of Uganda has ordered Internet service providers to block social media platforms, messaging apps, and select content in the run up to general elections on Jan 14. Such restrictions undermine human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

The UN Special Rapporteur freedom association also confirmed the reports that, the government of Uganda are planning to order internet service providers to block social media platforms and other messaging apps ahead of their election tomorrow.

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“I am receiving worrying allegations of internet shutdown & blocking of access to social media platforms ahead of tomorrow’s general elections in #Uganda. Access to information& communication tools is critical for fair, transparent &peaceful elections @DefendDefenders @accessnow”

The people of Uganda are not happy with President Museveni’s decision to put restrictions on social media during their election as they have started a hashtag on Twitter saying #Weareremovingadictator.

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