Sudanese stage massive protests against bread and petrol prices

Protesters have been demonstrating in two cities in Sudan over a suspected plan by the government to lift subsidies on fuel and bread.

Videos posted on twitter show crowds on the streets of northern Atbara city and the city of Port Sudan, where President Omar al-Bashir was visiting.

Reports said the mobile network in Atbara has been severely downgraded making it difficult to use phones.

Sudan’s Prime Minister Motazz Moussa told a press conference on Wednesday that the 90 per cent subsidies would not be entirely lifted.

Sudan has been grappling with a shrinking economy since South Sudan seceded in 2011 taking much of the oil wealth.

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