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Sudan: Khartoum residents still hit by internet blackout

Sudan, Khartoum
June 13, 2019 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Khartoum residents said on Wednesday that they were still unable to access the internet after the shutdown imposed by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) was further tightened on Monday, following a deadly crackdown on protesters.

According to Khattab Abdul Kareem, businesses across the city are unable to access many aspects of the internet they rely upon.

“There are many companies back to work but their business are not running; they are all [in a need for] ATMs, subscriptions, systems, and all businesses that depend on internet are currently stopped,” he said.

For resident Mohammad Mustafa, the shutdown is evidence that life is not yet back to normal.

“I am not speaking generally about people and that the internet might be available on the phones, no, [there is no internet] service even on the level of companies,” he said, adding that “probably the psychological situation of most citizens in general is known for everyone.”

On Sunday, the opposition group Sudanese Professionals Association asked citizens to stay at home to rekindle the opposition protests left battered in the aftermath of a violent crackdown on the protesters by Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Jun 3.

The TMC has been running Sudan after ousting President Omar Al-Bashir in April, following mass protests against his 30-year rule. Thousands of protesters have camped outside the Defence Ministry, demanding a transition to civilian rule.

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Khartoum residents said on Wednesday that they were still unable to access the internet after the shutdown imposed by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) was further tightened on Monday, following a deadly crackdown on protesters.

According to Khattab Abdul Kareem, businesses across the city are unable to access many aspects of the internet they rely upon.

“There are many companies back to work but their business are not running; they are all [in a need for] ATMs, subscriptions, systems, and all businesses that depend on internet are currently stopped,” he said.

For resident Mohammad Mustafa, the shutdown is evidence that life is not yet back to normal.

“I am not speaking generally about people and that the internet might be available on the phones, no, [there is no internet] service even on the level of companies,” he said, adding that “probably the psychological situation of most citizens in general is known for everyone.”

On Sunday, the opposition group Sudanese Professionals Association asked citizens to stay at home to rekindle the opposition protests left battered in the aftermath of a violent crackdown on the protesters by Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Jun 3.

The TMC has been running Sudan after ousting President Omar Al-Bashir in April, following mass protests against his 30-year rule. Thousands of protesters have camped outside the Defence Ministry, demanding a transition to civilian rule.

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