Sudan's Internet Outage Escalates Tensions, Spreading to Other African Nations

Sudan's Internet Outage Escalates Tensions, Spreading to Other African Nations

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A mysterious internet blackout in Sudan, amid ongoing conflicts, has sparked accusations between the Sudanese government and paramilitary forces, further intensifying a ten-month civil war. With major telcos affected, around 14 million internet users are left in the dark, drawing international attention. The situation escalates as hacktivist group Anonymous Sudan targets telecom networks in Djibouti and Uganda, alleging ties to the paramilitary group, Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The blackout highlights the complex web of conflicts affecting digital communications in the region.

For several days, Sudan has been grappling with a widespread internet blackout amid a ten-month civil war between the Sudanese government and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Accusations regarding the blackout are exchanged between the parties, leading to a major humanitarian crisis. The RSF allegedly disrupted state-owned Sudani and MTN Sudan networks in protest against communication issues. As the blackout persists, hacktivist group Anonymous Sudan targets Djibouti Telecom, Uganda Telecom, and MTN's local unit, accusing them of affiliations with the RSF. The blackout affects around 14 million internet users, escalating tensions in the region and drawing international concern.


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