Internet outages have kept many Ethiopians offline for about a week, and no one’s been able to get a straight answer as to why.
Social media platforms like Whatsapp and Telegram have been blocked. Even text messaging services have been down since late last week.
Ethiopia’s telecoms provider declined to comment on the ongoing outage, and a government spokeswoman hasn’t responded to CNN’s questions. There is speculation that the internet has been blocked to keep students from cheating while they take their national exams.
Ethiopia has a history of switching off the internet for months at a time in regions where there have been protests.