Sudan Hit by Protests Against Price Hikes
Sudanese residents are taking to the streets of various cities to protest price hikes. In early January, the country's markets were hit by government financial measures, including increased levies and taxes imposed on traders and citizens. The prices of consumer goods immediately doubled or even tripled.
Protests on January 17, 2018 in Omdurman against the price hikes.
Radio Dabanga, 19 January 2018
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CPJ, 18 January 2018
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