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Sudan Boosts Flour Subsidies by 40 Percent to Cut Bread Prices

Sudan increased flour subsidies by 40 percent, the Finance Ministry said  Saturday, after the reduction of subsidies this year sent bread prices higher and triggered protests.  The government will spend 35 million Sudanese pounds ($737,000) daily instead of 25 million, the statement added. A decision to reduce bread subsidies this year sparked rare nationwide protests after bread prices doubled. Inflation climbed to a record 66 percent in August,...

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