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Sudan Anti-Government Protesters Furious at Prolonged Economic Crisis

December 21, 2018

Over the last days, Sudan has been witnessing an outbreak of uprisings that began in the city of Atbara located in River Nile state in the northeast of Sudan. The protests were aggravated by the economic crises that has been taking a toll in the country especially over the last few months. The move came after months of shortage gas supply, liquidity crisis, and an inflation in prices of basic commodities such as bread and sugar.  The chants “zanagat, zanagat”, which roughly translates to it got too tight, took over the streets of Atbara where they burned down the National Council Party headquarters. Soon after, the city declared a state of emergency shutting down all the schools. Citizens are advised to take caution while commuting. While some were contained, seven other states out of 18 followed River Nile’s footsteps including the capital Khartoum, North Kordofan, Northern, Blue Nile, North Darfur, Red Sea and Gadarif calling for the fall of President Omar El Bashir. Bashir, an Islamist who took power through a military coup in 1989, has since been in power for 30 years and recently proposed an amendment to the…

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