Sudan Raises Local Fuel Prices – Protests Grow

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Petrol Prices - Sudan

Sudan has raised local fuel prices, lifting petrol prices to 672 Sudanese pounds. The price increases have placed an additional burden on a population suffering from an incompetent governance. UN said that nearly half of Sudan’s population faces acute hunger.

Sudan has raised local fuel prices, lifting petrol prices to 672 Sudanese pounds ($1.51) per litre from 542 pounds, for the second time this month.

The price increases have placed an additional burden on a population suffering from an incompetent and corrupt governance. Thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum and other cities across the country as anger mounts over rising electricity, fuel, and bread prices.

A UN World Food Program official said that nearly half of Sudan’s population faces acute hunger, twice as many people as last year’s estimate. Furthermore, says the UN World Food Program, “according to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 2022, 14.3 million people – 30 percent of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance (across all sectors) in Sudan.”

“Across the country, an average of 13.6 percent of children under the age of 5 suffer from malnutrition. In some areas, the prevalence of global acute malnutrition is as high as 30 percent or above – catastrophic levels according to World Health Organization.”

“Of the people in need, 59 percent are concentrated in areas affected by conflict.”

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The military junta’s only solution to the problem seems to be smuggling gold to Russia. Which is a solution in itself, if not the money mysteriously disappeared in private pockets.

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