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Not only is Zimbabwe short on food and water, now it's lacking Internet access, too. Reuters is reporting that TelOne, the government-owned telecom in the southern African nation, has failed to pay its $700,000 bill to satellite firm Intelsat, which cut the Zimbabwe's international satellite linkup. There is still sporadic access, but what exists is ...

Not only is Zimbabwe short on food and water, now it's lacking Internet access, too. Reuters is reporting that TelOne, the government-owned telecom in the southern African nation, has failed to pay its $700,000 bill to satellite firm Intelsat, which cut the Zimbabwe's international satellite linkup. There is still sporadic access, but what exists is incredibly slow. It'll be interesting to see how Mugabe blames the Brits for this one.

Not only is Zimbabwe short on food and water, now it's lacking Internet access, too. Reuters is reporting that TelOne, the government-owned telecom in the southern African nation, has failed to pay its $700,000 bill to satellite firm Intelsat, which cut the Zimbabwe's international satellite linkup. There is still sporadic access, but what exists is incredibly slow. It'll be interesting to see how Mugabe blames the Brits for this one.

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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