Sporadic night demonstrations took place in some neighborhoods of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, after the Sudanese government announced, on Friday, the raising of fuel prices for the second time in two months.
The demonstrations condemned what the participants described as the escalating price of goods and the increases approved by the government in the prices of bread, fuel and medicine, and the scarcity of some commodities.
The demonstrators demanded the fall of the regime, the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and burned tires in some streets.
The Ministry of Finance directed service stations to raise gasoline prices to 127 pounds (2.3 dollars at the official price) per liter of gasoline, from 121 pounds (2.2 dollars).
The Ministry of Finance also revised the price of a liter of diesel to 115 pounds ($ 2.08) per liter, from 112 ($ 2.03).
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hamid Suleiman Hamed, justified the new amendment of fuel prices with the increase in oil prices in the global markets, and denied in an interview with Anadolu Agency that the deterioration of the Sudanese pound exchange rate was a reason for the recent adjustment of fuel prices.
The Sudanese government raised fuel prices last December.
Last October, the government announced the implementation of the removal of fuel subsidies as part of the economic reforms it intends to implement.