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Somalia internet outage is 'major disaster'

Somalia’s government says an ongoing internet outage is costing the country $ 10m (£7.7m) each day.

The outage affects southern Somalia, and was caused by damage to an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago.

Somali Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdi Anshur Hassan has called the incident a “major disaster”, costing Somalia “more than $ 130m”.

He said the cable was being fixed and service will be restored “this week”.

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