Smuggled Starlink dishes bring internet lifeline in war-torn Sudan

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Starlink has become a lifeline for some in a country where the internet has gone down regularly since war erupted last April between Sudan's army and paramilitary force RSF.

Starlink has become a lifeline for some in a country where the internet has gone down regularly since war erupted last April between Sudan's army and paramilitary force RSF.Residents and displaced people try to access the internet via Starlink in the city of Omdurman, Sudan, March 9, 2024. REUTERS/El Tayeb Siddig / Photo: Reuters

Starlink has become a lifeline for some in a country where the internet has gone down regularly since war erupted last April between Sudan's army and paramilitary force. The cost for dishes and subscriptions can run into the hundreds of dollars, well out of reach for most Sudanese. Officials have not offered an explanation for the blackouts, though a near-total shutdown in February was widely blamed on the RSF.

"He sent me money through the bank app and I just transferred it to a currency dealer who will give me cash," Ahmed told AFP. But he has made no such action regarding Sudan and none of the tariffs advertised on Starlink's website would allow the kind of usage seen there. SpaceX has not responded to AFP's requests for clarification.But by that stage, the RSF had already started exploiting the business opportunities.

 

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