Fighting in the country has caused fuel shortages and power outages, and the Sudanese division of Africa’s biggest mobile operator, MTN Group, said on Friday that its network was down as a consequence.
After more than two weeks of fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), loud gunfire rang out over Khartoum on Friday. This occurs after the combat between the army and the RSF. In the run-up to the planned talks, both sides seemed to be fighting for territorial control.
The city of Khartoum is suffering from widespread power and water disruptions.
MTN released a statement stating that it was working to restore service as soon as possible after the network outage.
“The company fully understands the impact this may have on communication needs and extends its apologies for any inconvenience experienced during this challenging time,” it said. “The company fully understands the impact this may have on communication needs.”