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The new fuel price depends on the value of the fuel globally, in addition to the logistical costs related to unloading, transportation, and distribution, the minister said.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Finance exempted taxes on fuel at the new price. “The numbers circulating in the local media about fuel prices are just guesses,” noting that the Ministry of Energy has not set any price, and that the new price decision will be taken by the Council of Ministers or the Ministry of Finance.
In the meantime, the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank group approved a grant of $200 million to support the efforts of the transitional government in implementing the government program for economic reforms, in addition to $200 million from Sudan’s partners.
The committee condemned the repeated attacks launched by Ethiopian militiamen on the villages at the El Gedaref-Ethiopian border, and called on the authorities to intervene.
“The Ethiopian militiamen are still controlling Sudanese agricultural lands,” the statement reads. “They launch sporadic attacks during the harvest season on areas not under their full control in order to steal the crops.”
El Gedaref Governor Suleiman Ali had a meeting with the Ethiopian consul in El Gedaref on Sunday. They discussed the security situation and its impact on trade, cross-border crimes, arms smuggling, human trafficking, and border control.
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