Internet access restored after power sharing deal reached

11 Jul 2019

Telecoms operators have begun restoring internet access for their customers in Sudan, after a court ordered authorities to end a blackout enforced to contain political protests, reports Reuters. The move follows the announcement of a deal reached last week between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and civilian opposition for a three-year power sharing arrangement. The military removed long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir from office in April after months of protests and unrest, but ordered telecoms firms to cut off internet access in June following a deadly crackdown by security forces on protesters in the capital.

Following a court ruling earlier this week, internet connections for operators including South Africa-based MTN and domestic telco Sudatel (Sudani) have now been restored.

Sudan , MTN Sudan, Sudatel (Sudani), Zain Sudan

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