Western powers urge Democratic Republic of Congo to restore Internet.
Leading western powers on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet access, which operators say was cut on government orders a day earlier following presidential elections.
They also backed a request by the main Congolese election monitoring organisations to have access to the centres where the votes are being counted since Sunday’s polling day.
The joint statement was issued by the European Union, the United States, Canadian and Swiss heads of mission in Kinshasa.
“We request that the government refrains from blocking means of communication, in particular access to the internet and the media,” said the statement.