By Maybelle Ekukole
Internet blip into the Southwest and Northwest regions of Cameroon have been reinstated. This comes following instructions from the President of the Republic to the Minister of Telecommunication and the mobile telephony service providers. The two regions have been in blackout since January 2017 when the national government responded to maintain law and order following reported abuses of communication services by citizenry in the regions. More than 500 persons had been arrested in the regions, some speedily tried and incarcerated for sending threatening messages and doctored images of violence. Following the reinstatement, officials in the Ministry of Communication have called for judicious use of the internet, civic responsibility and respect for law and order. Cameroon's cyber-criminal team is currently hard at work burrowing online to scoop bytes of forensic evidence to use against suspects fomenting trouble. Though an asset, the internet in the country had been bedeviled by its unintended consequences, ranging from economic to political crimes. The return to internet communication is expected to be a boost to rural dwellers, cocoa and livestock farmers marooned in rural areas who use such services to search for market information and for other productive effort in the agrarian landscape.
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