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    Nationwide Power Outage Hits Sudan – Electricity Ministry

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    CAIRO (Sputnik) - A nationwide blackout plunged Sudan in darkness on Sunday, the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity said.

    "A failure on the Rabak-Masqar-Sennar-Maranjan-Alhasahisa power line caused the national energy grid to go down," the ministry said in a statement.

    The authority did not give any reason for the failure, saying technicians were working to restore power supply.

    ​The outage comes amid months of anti-government protests that began last December as a public outcry against rising living costs and general economic hardships. Mass rallies prompted President Omar Bashir to dissolve the cabinet and declare the state of national emergency.

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