Sudan internet blackout ends, but only for some

The internet has been restored in parts of Sudan after a week-long blackout, but many areas remain largely offline.

Last week the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) – who are at war with the army – denied cutting services across the country.

A watchdog that monitors internet freedom, Netblocks, says one network is now back online.

According to Sudanese journalist Tayseer Elbdawi, only four of Sudan’s 18 states are back online.

The blackout has left people in Sudan unable to access essential services, like transferring money.

There have been fears that the lack of communications could allow both sides in the conflict to commit atrocities. The RSF and the military routinely deny such accusations.

BBC

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