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Zain Sudan ordered to restore internet services

Zain Sudan ordered to restore internet services

Sudan's largest telecommunications operator Zain Sudan has received a court order to immediately restore internet services following weeks of online blackouts.

Lawyear Abdelazim Al-Hassan, filed his own case against the telco in the Khartoum District court and won the case after the Court ordered the company, via Sudanese authorities, to immediately restore internet services to the country.

Al-Hassan was quoted by AFP News Agency as saying: "I filed a case 10 days ago and Judge Awatef Abdellatiff ordered the telecommunications department to resume the internet services immediately."

Zain Sudan has to date not commented on the development.

Sudan's military rulers ordered the internet shutdown as a security measure following weeks of protests in the country.

The protestors are demanding that the military hand over power to a civilian government.

Thousands of protesters were mobilised through social media during months-long campaign against the now ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

Military Council spokesman Gen. Shamseddine Kabbashi said earlier this month that social media posed a threat for the security of the country and that the military rulers would not allow it.

The blackouts, which began on 3 June , have resulted in a loss of access for mobile and fixed line connections, though connectivity had improved from 2% to 10% of normal levels by Thursday last week, according to Alp Toker of digital rights organisation NetBlocks.

Andrew Makanya, a telecom analyst at Computer Association of Zambia told ITWeb Africa that it was becoming a disturbing trend by most African governments to resort to blocking the internet when problems arise.

"We have seen this behaviour in other countries in the region where the internet and social media become victims each time governance issues arise. It is a dangerous trend that should not be allowed to continue."


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