As riots engulfed Sudan Capital Khartoum earlier today in the wake of the government’s lifting of fuel subsidies, we’ve started to see reports emerge that authorities have cut itself off from the Internet.

This has been a common tactic in recent times, with governments in Egypt, Libya and Syria accused of severing Internet and telephone connections to try and stifle communications with the outside world. This has happened in June 2011, July 2012, November 2012, and May 2013 with outages lasting up to two days in some instances.

We’ll be monitoring the current predicament in Sudan and update here if the situation changes.

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