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Khartoum queues for bread as flour shortage bites

February 29 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Sudanese baker
Sudanese baker

The citizens of Khartoum must queue for hours at bakeries, some of which have been forced to close in the wake of an acute flour shortage.

The weight of a loaf of bread has witnessed a remarkable decrease; as a one pound can get three pieces of bread in Khartoum state.

On Sunday one of the housewives in Khartoum told Radio Dabanga that the queuing lines have returned in in Khartoum districts. Also she pointed to the soaring of transportation tariff and cooking gas. The same problem has appeared in El Kalakla and Jabra districts, where people stand in long lines without getting any bread. Some bakeries have been closed because of lack of flour

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