Sudanese demonstrate against rising bread prices: Sudanese security officers have sprayed tear gas at demonstrators protesting steep price increases in bread and petrol.
Across the country, marches have taken place. Demonstrators in Damazin, Syria’s south-eastern city, said that live bullets were used against them.
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The price of bread soared by more than 40% on Sunday. Fuel prices are also on the rise.
According to the United Nations, a third of Sudan’s population is already in need of assistance. Since last year’s coup, which resulted in the suspension of vital donor money, the situation has worsened.
Spices and other popular Ramadan products, such as hibiscus, tamarind, and baobab fruit, have also increased in price.
Various Sudanese told Radio Dabanga that the price volatility was caused by “a number of dealers’ greed,” as well as general and administrative chaos and a lack of control over the country’s markets following the coup.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the dollar exchange rate in banks and the parallel market set a new high, with the price of the dollar at the Bank of Khartoum reaching SDG605, up five Pounds from the previous day.
Forex merchants on the parallel markets informed Radio Dabanga yesterday that the dollar exchange rate has surpassed SDG615 due to market instability and chaos.