[tz] [IANA #985615] Sudan Time Zone change

yahia yahia at ntc.gov.sd
Wed Oct 18 05:37:09 UTC 2017

Dear Brothers

This is dr. Yahia Abdalla, DG of National Telecommunication Cooperation, the
telecommunication Regulator of Sudan

This is to confirm the following:

1- the change of time  (to be GMT +2 instead of GMT+3 ) is going to be
permanently starting from 1st November 2017

2- The governmental decision has been taken already, and no way to delay it.

3- the change will be through the entire country.

4- we already contacted the telecommunication operators in Sudan to prepare
for the change.


hope these point answered your questions.... and we are ready to answer any
more questions


Thank you for your cooperation




From: Matt Johnson [mailto:mj1856 at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:47 PM
To: Paul Eggert; ahmed.atyya at ntc.gov.sd; Time Zone Mailing List
Cc: 'abdin'; 'yahia '; 'nadir'; 'abdelhafiz '
Subject: Re: [tz] [IANA #985615] Sudan Time Zone change


Dear Mr. Ahmed Atyya,


Thank you for updating us all about this change.  Respectfully, please
understand that two weeks notice is very little time for this change to be
processed.  Even if we move quickly, it is likely that those in the affected
region, and those who interact with Sudan worldwide, will not get the change
installed onto their computers and devices before the change goes into

Can you please let us know if this change is already official and enacted -
definitely to take effect on November 1, 2017 as you stated?  Or is the
effective date something the government is still working on?  Is there an
opportunity to request a delay?

For more about the sorts of things that happen with short-notice time zone
changes, please read this article on my personal blog:




Matt Johnson

Microsoft Corporation



From: tz-bounces at iana.org <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Paul Eggert
<eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:47 PM
To: ahmed.atyya at ntc.gov.sd; Time Zone Mailing List
Cc: 'abdin'; 'yahia '; 'nadir'; 'abdelhafiz '
Subject: Re: [tz] [IANA #985615] Sudan Time Zone change 


A proposed tzdb patch is attached, and I've installed it into the tzdb 
repository on GitHub. Before releasing a new tzdb version, I would like 
to improve on the patch by citing a public announcement by Sudan's 
government or in a reliable news source.

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