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Sudan protests lead to internet blackout

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Sudan’s capital, Khartoum has seen a backlog of protests since the beginning of the year and is set for another blow as the city faces an internet blackout.

A week after mobile online services were suspended, the city landline internet services were also shut down due to protest actions in Khartoum.

It was reported that the country’s main provider for internet lines, Sudatel stopped working in the afternoon affecting hotels, embassies and several offices.

Sudatel spokesperson said it was the first time that the service provider had cut off access in the country.

“It was not switching off data centres, more like a digital cutting off, of all lines as the monitor showed signs of disconnection over the weekend,” he said.

“What we see now is that networks are going down then partially coming back.”

It is believed that the internet cut-offs are caused by the ongoing protests in the capital as protest organisers are not willing to stop until generals’ hand over power to the civilian government.

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