Juba, South Sudan
The Minister of Information also government spokesperson Michael Makuei has dismissed allegations linking government to the shutdown of internet in South Sudan.
Makuei told the media that there is a technical problem that engineers are currently trying to rectify.
Michael Makuei says the internet going off has nothing to do with the plan demonstration of the People’s Coalition for Civil Action.
Internet monitoring site, NetBlocks said there was internet disruption in South Sudan.
This morning, some users of the three main telecommunications operators in the country — Zain, MTN and Digital — say access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp has only been possible through the virtual private network, VPN.
Earlier this month, the People’s Coalition for Civil Action – a coalition of civil society groups – called for protests to demand the resignation of President Salva Kiir and his government.
They say the internet shut down might be an attempt to prevent the planned nationwide anti-government protests.