Internet Access Partially Restored in Sudan

Blackouts followed riots about fuel prices


Internet access was cut off across Sudan Wednesday morning just as riots erupted over the end of fuel subsidies, the Washington Post reports, but had been restored by Wednesday afternoon.

Experts said the government might be to blame. Previous Web outages in the country appear to have been primarily technical in nature, stemming from isolated problems. The fact that this outage has "involved multiple distinct Internet service providers at the same time is consistent with a centrally coordinated action," an Internet intelligence analyst told the Post.