Sudan seizes 3 newspapers for covering protests over food prices
Friday February 9 2018
A man at a bakery in Khartoum, Sudan, on January 5, 2018. The government has seized the print runs of three newspapers covering protests against high food prices. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP
Opposition groups have organised repeated demonstrations since bread prices jumped in early January when a government decision to leave wheat imports to the private sector triggered a sharp rise in the cost of flour.
Several journalists were arrested while covering protests in Khartoum last month. Most have since been released.