Sudan announces pay rise after deadly anti-government protests

Sudan’s government has announced an increase in civil servants’ salaries.

At least 19 people have been killed since the demonstrations began in mid-December against sharp price increases.

President Omar al-Bashir in a speech to mark the country’s independence anniversary blamed the economic crisis on the loss of oil revenue since the 2011 secession of south Sudan.

He explained that this had been worsened by the impact of US economic sanctions that ended in 2017.

The opposition, demanding that President Bashir steps down after three decades in power, has called for another wave of mass protests to take place on Friday.

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