Internet blackout in Sudan

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Tires lit by protesters burn near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan.-AP
Tires lit by protesters burn near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan.-AP

Khartoum - Cyber security monitor Netblocks said "an almost total blackout" started around noon local time.

By AFP

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Published: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 11 Jun 2019, 1:27 AM

Landline Internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a crackdown on protesters.
Internet lines from the country's main provider Sudatel stopped working in the capital Khartoum in the early afternoon, an AFP correspondent said, adding the outage had affected embassies, luxury hotels and offices.
Cyber security monitor Netblocks said "an almost total blackout" started around noon local time. "It's the first time Sudatel has cut off everything in the country," a spokesman for the group said.
"It was not switching off data centres, more like a digital cutting of all lines," he said.



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