Some internet service such as Microsoft 356 and Outlook are offline in Middle East and Africa

If you can’t access your Microsoft outlook emails right now, you are not alone. There are several reports of an outgoing internet outage that has causes some internet services specifically Microsoft 356 to be offline. We can’t confirm the cause, but it’s likely due to internet sea cable cuts caused by the conflict in the middle east.

I did try to login to my outlook email. I was able to authenticate, but not login to my inbox. I got the notorious “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.: after tying to login to my inbox. I am accessing the service from Uganda as of today March 14th, 2024.

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Microsoft has confirmed that indeed there’s an ongoing outage of their services for some users in the EMEA(Europe, Middle East and Africa region).

It appears there’s some serious Internet outage in West Africa as well. According to Cloudflare Radar, countries such as Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Togo and the Vodacom network in South Africa is also being affected.

This is a developing story. We shall keep you posted.

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