24 September 2017

Sudan: Eastern Sudan's Kassala Still Short of Bread

Kassala — The bread crisis in Aroma and Halfa El Jadeeda in eastern Sudan's Kassala has entered its second month.

"More than half of the bakeries in the town have closed their doors because of the lack of flour," a resident of Halfa El Jadeeda told Radio Dabanga.

"We are still lining-up for hours in front of those bakeries that are still open, often without being able to get enough loaves of bread."

He criticised the authorities for "still being silent".

In Aroma, the price of a loaf of bread at the black market has risen from SDG 0.5 to SDG 0.7 ($ 0.10), a listener reported.

He said that the Economic Department of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) recently cut the daily flour quota to the bakeries from 200 kg to 100 kg.

"Large number of seasonal workers arrived in the locality for the harvest, which is exacerbating the situation," he said.


Six Years On, No Word On Kidnapped Critics

THE whereabouts of two Sudanese opposition politicians remain unknown six years after their abduction by state security… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.