Post-election Internet shutdown in Mauritania

According to a report by global Internet watchdog Netblocks, Mauritania went into a near-complete Internet blackout following contested presidential elections held on Saturday, 25th June. A real-time network measurement by Netblocks showed that the country had been disconnected with widespread mobile and fixed-line Internet disruptions amidst the election controversy.

The report further indicated that about 92% of nationwide connectivity was shutdown highly impacting all of Mauritania’s Internet providers – Mauritel, Chinguitel and Mattel.