Alan Kasujja BBC Africa Daily
Getting a sandwich shouldn’t be this hard. In Sudan, a shortage of bread has meant prices have gone through the roof.
Long queues outside bakeries have become a common sight in the capital, Khartoum.
“The cost has become so high that people aren’t buying in the same large quantities that they used to,” says Dalia Abdelmoniem, a baker in the capital.
Some people are getting restless and have begun protesting – not just over bread, but also about the rising prices of fuel and medicine.
“Many families cannot afford a meal a day,” says Hafiz Mohamed, an economist and human rights activist.
In Sudan, bread and politics go hand-in-hand. Few can forget that, back in 2019, it was partly down to bread prices that people started demanding the removal of President Omar al-Bashir from power.
So what’s behind this hike in prices? And what does it tell us about Sudan’s economic troubles?
Find out in Friday’s episode of Africa Daily.
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