Rising food, drink prices causes spike in Sudan's inflation figures

Sudan’s annual inflation rate reached 64.3% in January, from 57.1% in December 2019, due to rising food and drink prices, the state statistics agency disclosed on Thursday.

Inflation soared in recent years, driven by food, beverages and a black market for U.S. dollars. Shortages of bread and fuel, both subsidized by the government, coupled with hefty price rises sparked protests that led to the ouster of then President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.

The country's transitional authorities face …
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