Internet connectivity has collapsed in Sudan, as tensions rise between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the military.

According to NetBlocks' latest live network data, the Internet is still down in the country after going down at the end of last week.

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Network operator Zain is largely offline, added NetBlocks.

NetBlocks noted on Sunday (February 4) that South African-owned MTN Sudan and state-owned Sudani, had seen Internet connectivity fall to nearly zero on Friday.

It's alleged by the army-aligned state news agency that the RSF is behind the outage, labeling it as a "deliberate move." The RSF has not commented on the accusation.

The country suffered similar outages in April, as the army and RSF clashed for control of the nation when the war started.

Last month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that 10.7 million people have been forced out of their homes in Sudan since the conflict kicked off in April. This figure includes nine million displaced internally.

The country is facing a severe famine crisis as the fighting continues.

Senegal and Djibouti also suffer Internet outages

NetBlocks has also reported outages in Senegal this week, where protestors have clashed with the government over postponing this month's elections to the end of 2024.

The country has restricted cellular services in Dakar, the country's capital, for the past two days.

Elsewhere, NetBlocks said yesterday that Djibouti has seen Internet disruption too, with Djibouti Telecom targeted in a cyberattack.

"Hacking group Anonymous Sudan claims a "catastrophic cyberattack" targeting the state telco over the country's ties with paramilitary group RSF," reported the Internet observer.