Higher price for staple foods in North Kordofan

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Food prices are soaring in North Kordofan. Especially millet and flour have become difficult to obtain since the government announced lifting subsidies on fuel in January.

The price of a sack of millet in Sodari locality, in central Sudan, has risen to SDG600 ($97.25). Listener Mohamed Nur said that many residents complain about the soaring millet prices, which is the staple food in Soderi.

“The situation threatens to turn into a famine for everyone,” he claimed.

Nur added that the price of one piece of bread has risen to SDG1, a pound of sugar costs SDG9 ($1.45) and people have to pay SDG200 ($32.40) for a cooking gas cylinder.

He said that a ticket for a bus seat has risen to SDG350 ($56.70).