Sudan internet back up [Bizcommunity (South Africa)]
(Bizcommunity (South Africa) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEWSWATCH: After almost 24 hours of a complete internet blackout Renesys has confirmed that Sudan's internet is back up.
According to the internet monitoring and research firm, it was the largest national internet blackout since Egypt went offline in 2011.
PC World states that, according to the Washington Post, the country cutting itself off from the internet was reportedly due to riots in the capital city of Khartoum after the International Monetary Fund "urged Sudan to cut fuel subsidies when the country lost its main oil-producing territory after South Sudan became an independent state in 2011".
One has to wonder, if indeed it was caused by the Sudanese government, what they have achieved in 24 hours through this blackout. Did they blanket the news long enough to stop it from spreading? That's very unlikely to be the case... Was this 24 hours enough to get all their ducks in a row to handle any protests? For more:
- Renesys: Internet Blackout in Sudan...
- PC World: Sudan comes back online after 24-hour Internet blackout...
- Washington Post: Sudan loses Internet access - and it looks like the government is behind it...
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