Protestors have blocked the main road between the city and Kass in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, in protest against the ongoing acute fuel shortage on Friday.
As a result, the state's Petroleum Department released a new decision to supply fuel through a handbook with specific guidelines for distribution.
Sudan is suffering from a persistent fuel shortage, which frequently results in long queues of motorists and rationing at nationwide petrol stations. The shortage has also triggered a drastic increase in transport tariffs and has a significant effect on the logistics network that relies on lorries in the country for a lot of goods traffic. There is also a regular shortage of diesel to power mills, exacerbating a growing shortage of flour and bread.
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