In which country was the Internet recently banned?

Answer: Somalia

by Colin Wood / January 13, 2014 0
A view of the skyline beyond the northern suburbs of Mogadishu is seen through a bullet hole in the window of a hotel in the Yaaqshiid District of Mogadishu, where African Union Mission in Somalia forces have pushed the Al Shabaab Somali rebel group beyond the city's northern fringes to the outskirts of the Somalia seaside. Most recently, Al Shabaab told local telecommunications companies that they had 15 days to cut off Internet access in the country. UN Photo/Stuart Price

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.