Sudan cuts off Internet access nationwide

A recent article, has analysed the impact of Internet shutdowns in Sudan which has been hit by massive citizen protests since December 2018.

The article notes that the Sudanese authorities are desperate and are shutting down the Internet as part of a ‘last-ditch’ strategy to break the protesters’ momentum and buy time for the regime.

Secondly, the article notes that only 31% of Sudan’s 40 million citizens have Internet access, while only 7% of the population on social media, the Sudanese authorities are not expecting realise any huge impact to the economy when they turn off the Internet.

Thirdly, the article points out that blocking Internet access appears to be the only tactic the Sudanese know well since they lack right infrastructure to implement more complex methods of digital repression.