Ethiopia's PM warns of a longer internet cutoff amid unrest

Ethiopia's PM warns that internet could be cut off 'forever' if online-fueled unrest continues

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's prime minister says that if deadly unrest in the country continues with online incitement, internet in the country could be cut off "forever."

Abiy Ahmed's press conference on Thursday came after the assassination of the East African nation's army chief and a regional coup attempt in recent weeks.

The country is one of Africa's fastest-growing economies and has the continent's second-largest population.