| 18 May 2024, Saturday |

Hundreds of protesters in Sudan demand govt resigns over IMF-backed reforms

Hundreds of Sudanese demonstrators took to the streets of major cities on Wednesday to call for the government’s resignation over IMF-backed economic reforms seen as too tough, AFP correspondents said.

“We want the fall of the regime” and “No to (IMF) policies,” shouted protesters who massed outside the presidential palace in Khartoum.

The protests erupted a day after the International Monetary Fund approved a $2.5 billion loan and debt relief deal that will see Sudan’s external debt reduced by some $50 billion.

Public discontent has mounted over the reforms that slashed subsidies on petrol and diesel, more than doubling their price.

The dozens who had gathered in Khartoum burned tires and brandished banners that read “Bread for the poor,” before they were dispersed by police who fired tear gas, an AFP correspondent reported.

  • AFP