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DR Congo blocks social networks as Joseph Kabila’s term expires

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered that social networks including Facebook and WhatsApp be blocked soon before President Joseph Kabila’s mandate expires, three internet providers said Thursday.

Social Media - Daily NationCongo’s telecoms regulator issued an order, seen by AFP, demanding that providers cut access to social media services from 11:59 pm (2259 GMT) on Sunday.

Political tensions are running high in the…

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