South Sudan’s mobile operators stand to lose to the unending fights between government troops and the intensified rebels, after the country’s government ordered all mobile networks be shut down in the boarder state of upper Nile.
According to Ateny wek Ateny presidential spokesman. The move is mainly for security purposes.
“It was for security purposes. Anywhere in the world, governments have the power to do this, if there is insecurity it can shut the network. You cannot leave the network up in a place where there are rebels. You have to cut the network where they are,” said Ateny.
The shut of mobile communication is hoped to help cease attacks between rivals with a confirmation of major phone services blocked except Renk and Paloch.