In which country was the Internet recently banned?

Answer: Somalia

by Colin Wood / January 13, 2014

A Somali rebel group called Al Shabaab, which is designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, told local telecommunications companies they had 15 days to cut off Internet access in the country.

Under that group’s rule, Internet usage via mobile device or land line is effectively banned. According to a 2012 study by the International Telecommunications Union, only 1.4 percent of Somalians use the Internet. Al Shabaab will reportedly continue to use the Internet as a propaganda tool.