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Thursday August 17th, 2017 1:45AM

Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry

By The Associated Press

HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day.

Hormuud Telecom, Somalia's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers Monday.

The loss of internet service sparked anger across Somalia and affected the central and southern parts of the country including the capital, Mogadishu. The government called it a "major disaster."

Officials and internet providers attributed the problem to a commercial ship that they said cut an undersea cable.

Major companies reported millions of dollars in revenue losses. University studies were disrupted.

The internet outage also stranded patients who were seeking medical attention abroad as they couldn't access online paperwork.

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