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Sudan president bans protests, regulates foreign currency trade

Sudan president bans protests, regulates foreign currency trade
FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo Copyright Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah(Reuters)
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir banned public gatherings and protests on Monday in a series of emergency decrees issued as he faces the most sustained anti-government street unrest of his 30 year rule.

In a statement issued by the presidential palace, Bashir also announced a ban on trading or hoarding subsidised fuel products and new regulations on trading and transporting foreign currency and gold.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Peter Graff)

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