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Sudan doctors strike as protests enter fifth day

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

KHARTOUM – Fresh anti-government protests have erupted in Sudan as doctors said they would go on strike to increase pressure on President Omar al-Bashir.

An independent group of medics said that from Monday they would focus on treating wounded protesters.

On Saturday Sudan’s main opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, said security forces had killed 22 demonstrators. Officials say the toll is lower.

Protests began on Wednesday after bread and fuel price rises were announced.

Over the past year, the cost of some goods has more than doubled, inflation has risen to nearly 70%, the value of the Sudanese pound has fallen sharply and shortages have been reported in cities including the capital Khartoum.

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