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Deadly fuel protest in Sudan

A firefighter removes debris at the scene of a fire at a popular market in Khartoum, Sudan, 29 September 2013. Sudan vowed to stand firm on its decision to hike fuel prices, despite days of deadly protests. (EPA/MORWAN ALI)

Deadly fuel protest in Sudan

September 25, 2013

A week of deadly unrest in Sudan should serve as a warning to the government to solve conflicts through national dialogue, a senior British official said on Wednesday, in the strongest foreign criticism of Khartoum's crackdown on protests.

Protests and riots erupted in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities last week against the lifting of fuel subsidies, triggering a clampdown by security forces. (Reuters)