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SIERRA LEONE

There have been attempts by the government to implement SIM registration laws as a means to identify users that post ‘immoral’ content.

The 1965 Public Order Act has been used to charge those critical of the government. In addition to this, a WhatsApp user was arrested for libel for insulting the president. Internet penetration is low in the country at 2.5% but mobile penetration rates are very high at 94%.

There have also been attempts to improve the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, and there has been investment by international companies.



Later Event: May 1
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