Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fearing Egypt-style revolt, Cameroon bars Twitter service

Cameroon - int. desk - source CPJ - By Mohamed Keita/CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator -
"For security reasons, the government of Cameroon requests the suspension of the Twitter sms integration on the network," announced a March 8 tweet by Bouba Kaélé, marketing manager of the Cameroon unit of South Africa-based telecommunications provider MTN.

The announcement has since disappeared from Kaélé's Twitter feed, but was memorialized by a handful of Twitter users who retweeted the comment and the Cameroonian daily Le Jour, which printed a story.
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