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Severe bread, fuel shortages in Sudan

September 14 - 2019 KHARTOUM / KASSALA / SUAKIN
(File photo)
(File photo)

People in Khartoum are suffering from a major transportation crisis. Kassala witnesses long lines of people waiting to buy bread and fuel.

People complained to Radio Dabanga from Khartoum that they have been waiting in vain “from early morning until midday for any means of public transport” since Wednesday.

They said that the problem worsened in the evening.

Bus drivers attributed the crisis to fuel shortages and poor roads damaged by heavy rainfall last month.


Kassala in eastern Sudan is witnessing severe bread and fuel shortages again.

Listener Ibrahim Nour reported that vehicles are lining up in front of fuel pumps for days to get benzine or diesel. “You also see long queues in front of bakeries, People are standing there for long hours to get a few pieces of bread, sold at the commercial price of SDG 2 per piece,” he said.


Eastern Sudanese journalist Mohamed Oshik told this station that Suakin is suffering from power outages for weeks.  

He explained that the electricity is working for one hour daily. The responsible authorities attribute the problem to broken generators and badly maintained transformers, as well as overloaded power lines.


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