Central Darfur protest against fuel prices, shortages
Vehicle owners in Nierteti in Central Darfur carried out a march in protest against shortages of fuel and the high prices for fuel on Sunday.
Adam Okro told Radio Dabanga that the protesters blocked the Nierteti-Nyala road. He said that the price of a barrel of petrol reached SDG 22,000 ($400*), while the price of a barrel of diesel now is SDG 10,000.
The high fuel prices are reflected in the prices of travel tickets, he stated. The price of a ticket from Nierteti to Nyala or Zalingei now is SDG 300, to Golo SDG 500, and a bus ticket to Kabkabiya costs SDG 700.
* USD 1 = SDG 55.1375 at the time of posting. As effective foreign exchange rates can vary in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the daily middle US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS).
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