Sudan (the) – June 3, 2019
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On June 3, Internet connectivity in Sudan was disrupted in conjunction with attacks on protestors – the protests were related to the transition of power after the removal of Omar al-Bashir as Sudan’s president in April. The figure below shows drops in all three metrics measured by Oracle Internet Intelligence occurring around noon GMT.
Three weeks later, the Internet was restored… but only for a single lawyer that had filed a lawsuit against telecommunications provider Zain Sudan over the disruption ordered by Sudan’s military rulers. However, on July 9, local telecommunications providers were ordered to restore Internet service. This service restoration can be seen in the figure below, with increases in both the traceroute and BGP-based metrics.