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Ethiopia ends web blackout, raising hopes of reforms under new PM

The three-month online blackout under Ethiopia's authoritarian regime appears to be coming to an end in the country.

(Reuters) – Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms.

Mobile and broadband internet services shut down in December in many regions outside the capital that were hit by unrest that threatened the ruling coalition’s tight hold on country.

Rights groups accused the government of trying to stop them spreading news online and organizing rallies calling for land rights and other freedoms - charges the government denied.

But internet users said they had noticed services returning following the April 2 inauguration of Abiy Ahmed.

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