Deliberate internet blockades cost $1.9 billion in Sub-Saharan Africa last year, eight times more than they will in 2020. Ethiopia was the second-most affected country in Africa, losing roughly $164 million, according to BBC.

Nigeria was by far the most severely affected African country, losing $1.5 billion, second only to politically turbulent Myanmar ($2.8 billion). Sudan, with about $152 million, and Uganda, with over $109 million, are also on the list, according to the research. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for more than half of the 21 countries that experienced major disruptions.


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