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Salva Kiir calls al-Bashir over Sudan’s bread protests

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Presidents Omer al-Bashir and Salva Kiir at the Sudanese presidency in Khartoum on 1 November 2017 (ST Photo)
December 222, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has received a telephone call from his South Sudanese Counterpart Salva Kiir after nationwide protests over the rising cost of food expressing wishes that Sudan recovers quickly from the economic crisis.

"President of the Republic Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir received a telephone call from the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit in which he affirmed that the stability of Sudan is crucial for a stable South Sudan and a guarantee of peace in the whole region," said a statement released by the Sudanese presidency on Saturday.

Salva Kiir said he was following with concern the emergency crisis taking place in Sudan, expressing confidence that Sudan, with the wisdom of its leadership and the political maturity of its people, will overcome the crisis.

For his part, al-Bahir thanked Salva Kiir for his call and reassured him that the situation in the country is calm and stable throughout the country.

The four-day unrest in Sudan has been triggered by the very sharp increase in the price of food and shortages of bread and cash.

Sudan’s inflation rate rose to 69 per cent. It was at 63.87 in June and 60.93 in May 2018, according to the state statistics agency.

(ST)

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  • 23 December 2018 08:47, by Games

    Who knows, it could be Salva Kiir that sponsored this current protest in Khartoum and other cities across the country. Khartoum has to watch since Juba is not happy, the especially the ways Khartoum has been hosted the IO officials

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    • 23 December 2018 10:00, by Malakal county Simon

      Please remove the specks from your eyes before about some body else Salva Kiir!! What’s about the deteriorating economic day by day in the South?? Luckily, Mr unwanted president is lucky because poor Southernes are too scared to go out and protests for their right’s....

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  • 23 December 2018 13:21, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The 4days protest in Khartoum due to the poor economic and it doubled also by increased of prices would have happened in South Sudan.
    The lucky South Sudanese are weakest in their right and their opportunities to enduring though there is hardship atmosphere of lives.

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  • 23 December 2018 18:43, by One people

    Your ugly mouth with your big ugly lins that you have on your forehead need to stop talking nonsense about our president. You know very well your father can’t even be a big boss like president Kiir...So what if he call someone just to tell him/her good luck.. I feel so sorry for your parents for not educating you about respect. Games & Malakal county Simon

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