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[liberationtech] Fwd: Open Forum : Help - Southern Cameroons - Internet Shut Dow

Carolyn Santo cysanto2 at
Fri Mar 3 21:31:44 PST 2017

Do they have cell networks there?  Can they use the hotspots from cell 


On 3/3/2017 4:57 PM, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
> Please, someone here can help Cameroon and/or give Isaac and me some
> guidelines to help it?  Please, please, please?  :D
> I love mesh networks, but the Brazilian projects I was following
> failed miserably because we had no money enough, no technical
> knowledge enough, and too much opposition...  Most of the people
> thought we wanted to commit crimes, aff...  Bah, we don't need a
> meshnet to do it, d'oh!  And I have better things to do in my free
> time; being a criminal is absolutely not glamorous or charming in the
> real life!  :P
> Kisses and hugs!  Thanks in advance!   <3
> Ceci
> -------
> "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or
> your curiosity.  It's your place in the world; it's your life.  Go on
> and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."  -
>   Mae Jemison
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Isaac Zama via Internet Society
> Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:32 PM
> Subject: Open Forum : Help - Southern Cameroons - Internet Shut Dow
> To: cecilia.tanaka at
> Open Forum
> Help - Southern Cameroons - Internet Shut Dow
> Mar 3, 2017 9:33 PM
> Isaac Zama
> Hello Folks,
> As you might be aware, its been 45 days since the government of
> Cameroon shut down the internet to the people of Southern Cameroons.
> With no where else to turn, I thought,you may be the answer to our
> problem of Internet shut down in Southern Cameroons.
> I am writing to solicit your help to find an answer to the internet
> shut down problem in Cameroon.
> I am writing to find out if anyone of has any ideas on how we could
> get internet in Southern Cameroons through the meshnets.
> Not being a technie, I am unable to really understand how it works.
> Could someone with experience help?
> Is  there is any technology out there that can provide satellite
> internet without equipment on the ground. I have done all kinds of
> internet search to find answers, but I am unable to come up with an
> answer.
> Or, is it possible for any telecommunication company here in the US or
> elsewhere to issue SIM cards that can enable the folks in Southern
> Cameroons to get internet?
> You might notice that my questions  may not make any sense. Yes, I am
> very frustrated, so there might not be any logic in my thought
> process.
> Any help, ideas, contacts you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
> Sincerely,
> Isaac
> To learn more about the Southern Cameroons issue, please see
> #FreeSouthernCameroons, #BringBackOurInternet
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> nmakonge at

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