According to a statement by South African internet service provider MWEB, it was revealed that some various parts of Africa’s internet connection got disrupted from 4:00PM on 21 January to 7:00PM.

According to the statement, this was caused by failures on both the SEACOM and WACS undersea cables, which run along the east and west coasts of Africa respectively.

According to MWEB, chances of a failure on both cables at the same time was extremely low, resulting to most service providers being affected as a result. Services were restored shortly and are currently still running stable. The SEACOM repair teams will continue to monitor connectivity till it’s certain there won’t be anymore disruption.