Cameroon Experiences Internet Outage
Until 1992 mass media in Cameroon was mainly by way of traditional channels i.e. press, radio and television; research was usually conducted in libraries. e-mail and on-line news feeds were certainly not the order of the day.
Some Cameroonians can now better appreciate the importance of internet services in their daily lives due to difficulties in accessing the resource for about two weeks this November (2007). The breakdown placed many in a difficult position, especially those whose main means of communication is via email.
Cameroon like many African countries e.g. Nigeria, Angola, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea heavily rely on the SAT3 underwater link for internet access. A technical fault in the SAT3 fibre optic terminal brought internet access to a halt throughout the country.