Chadians feel 'anger, revolt' as they struggle without internet for one year

(CNN)How do you run a digital business when your country's president has shut down the internet?

Salim Azim Assani, who lives in Chad, is finding out the hard way after living under internet censorship for more than 365 days and counting.
Assani, 33, runs WenakLabs, a digital co-working space in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena and has resorted to using expensive Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to circumvent the shutdown.
    "It's absolutely necessary to use VPN and very often we find ourselves abroad using it and only realize that we don't need it elsewhere," Assani said.
      Salim Azim Assani, 33, runs WenakLabs, a digital co-working space in Chad's capital N'Djamena.