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Eastern Sudan authorities close Aroma charcoal stalls

February 4 - 2016 AROMA
Charcoal market in Omdurman (file photo)
Charcoal market in Omdurman (file photo)

Last week, the authorities in Aroma locality in Sudan’s Red Sea state demolished a number of charcoal selling points without prior notice. Flour is extremely scarce in the area.

The licences for the stalls selling charcoal were formally extended two weeks ago, Ahmed Hassan Dirar, one of the affected stall owners told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday.

“30 policemen carried out the decision to remove the stalls. We spent quite a lot of money to build them,” he said.

Dirar accused the Red Sea authorities of targeting them “because we are members of various opposition parties”.

He added that most of the bakeries in Aroma closed their doors in January because of the scarcity of flour.

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