Millions of citizens have been left without communication after a network blackout in Sudan which has been dogged by a long-drawn civil war.
According to internet observers Netblocks, Sudan’s three main internet operators were inactive on Wednesday, leaving families in conflict zones out of reach.
The network disconnect may also render e-wallets inaccessible amidst cash shortages in the ongoing fatal war.
As a result of conflict between the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces since April, aid organizations have warned of increased hunger in Sudan and famine-like circumstances in certain places.
Since Friday, when telecom sources and the army-aligned state news agency claimed that the RSF had shut down the networks owned by MTN Sudan (MTNJ.J) and Sudani, two of the networks have been unavailable.
Zain Sudan has also gone offline, according to Netblocks.
Although no one has been openly blamed by the corporations for the disruptions, an RSF insider has denied responsibility.