When I was in South Africa in November 2017, I first learned of Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe’s president for 37 years) being placed under house arrest, and his ultimate fall from power coming soon after thru Outernet News Feeds.
An article appearing on page 80 in the January 2018 edition of the on-line Spectrum Monitor, explores the current state of medium and short wave broadcasts into Zimbabwe. The jist of the article shows us informed “hackers and hams” the importance of Outernet in Third World Countries and remote areas of the world today.
I was probably the only person in Africa privileged to be receiving Outernet L-band news broadcasts during the military take over. Ken