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Sudanese government: Death toll continuing protests has risen to 24

The death toll since the beginning of the protests in december last year in Sudan has risen to 24, shows the head of the investigative committee of the Sudanese government, Amer Ibrahim, Saturday know.

The protests in the African country began on 19 december as a result of poverty, inflation and price increases in bread and fuel, but have since become general demonstrations against the government of president Omar al-Bashir.

According to Amnesty International, there are already at least forty deaths, and got more than a thousand people were injured by the violent actions of the security forces in the protests.

Thursday would the military even the fire opened on wounded protesters at a hospital in the capital Khartoum. The Sudanese authorities have announced that they have a survey set up to the incident.

Inflation is around 70 percent

Since the separation of South Sudan in 2011, going bad with the economy in Sudan. The African country is dependent on oil, of which two-thirds of the reserves in South Sudan. Because a civil war is fought, to reach the stocks of Sudan, no longer as agreed.

In addition, depreciated the government the Sudanese pound this year already three times, making the inflation rate is currently around 70 percent.

The 75-year-old Al-Bashir came almost thirty years ago to power by a military coup. He is by the International criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. In this region In the west of Sudan since 2003 an armed conflict fought by the government and rebel groups.

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