Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sudan: Sudanese protest against austerity measures

Sudan's government is facing growing public anger over its austerity measures.

The country lost $2.5bn worth of oil revenue a year when South Sudan gained independence last year, causing Khartoum to introduce a number of cutbacks

Inflation has soared, with food and fuel prices increasing by over 30 per cent overnight, after the government stopped subsidising basic commodities.

In the last two weeks, hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets over the rising food and fuel prices.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum.