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Protests against water crisis continue in eastern Sudan’s El Gedaref

July 15 - 2015 EL GEDAREF
Women protesting against water outages in a Khartoum suburb (file photo)
Women protesting against water outages in a Khartoum suburb (file photo)

The population of El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Tuesday resumed their protests against the town’s water outages.

Angry people blocked El Malaja market with rocks, and shouted slogans demanding water, one of the protesters told Radio Dabanga.

He said that the water provision has been cut off in most of the districts since more than three months, “though the water corporation has been collecting water bills since then.

“The price of a jooz of water at the commercial market has risen to SDG4 ($0,66) from SDG1,5,” he complained.

Lack of fuel

The protester added that the entire state of El Gedaref is experiencing a severe fuel crisis.

“Long queues in front of petrol stations have become commonplace,” he said. “We frequently witness fights between car owners and rickshaw drivers.”


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