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Sudan-wide bread shortage shuts schools in South Kordofan capital

August 8 - 2018 KADUGLI / WAD MADANI
A bakery in Khartoum (File photo)
A bakery in Khartoum (File photo)

The acute shortage of bread being reported across Sudan as a by-product of the ongoing fuel and logistics crisis has caused the school classes to stop in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan. Long queues from bread are reported from El Gezira.

An employee told Radio Dabanga that yesterday the city witnessed a complete lack of bread as all the bakeries stopped working because of the lack of flour.

He said school headmasters stopped school classes in the morning and ordered pupils to go home because there was no bread for breakfast.

The markets of Kadugli witnessed a significant increase in the prices of essential commodities.

El Gezira

Wad Madani in El has witnessed acute bread crisis for four days.

People told Radio Dabanga that the long lines have returned to the bakeries and that the bakeries are closing in the evening after the end of their daily quota of flour.

Bakery owners attributed the crisis to reduced flour quotas provided by the authorities, as some bakeries resort to reducing the weight of bread while other bakeries sell three loaves for the price of five Pounds.

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