A three days civil disobedience is under way in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. It is called against rising prices of fuel,drug and electricity, according to report by Sudan Tribune. Price hike is believed to be an offshoot of subsidy cancellation in what is said to be attempt to control inflation.
Universities and schools are reportedly impacted by the strike as students had to stay at home. Some schools were compelled to close. Many stores,commercial centers and pharmacies were closed in the capital.
The protest is seemingly country wide.
The Hashtag #SudanCivilDisobedience is used in social media campaigns. The civil disobedience is expected to end tomorrow.
Meanwhile, an armed group reportedly looted Nabiapai, a market in West Equatorial state, in the south west of the country. An official reportedly related the attack with the forces of South Sudanese rebel leader, Reik Machar.
Al-Bashir ‘s government is a strong ally to the regime in Ethiopia.
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