Sudan says no going back on fuel rise despite unrest
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Sudan vowed on Sunday to stand firm on its decision to hike fuel prices, despite days of deadly protests and criticism from within the ruling party and hardline Islamic leaders.
Authorities say 33 people have died since the near-doubling of petrol and diesel prices last Monday sparked the worst unrest in the history of President Omar al-Bashir's regime.
Activists and international human rights groups say at least 50 were gunned down, most of them in the greater Khartoum area.
There were no immediate reports of fresh protests early Sunday but an AFP correspondent in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman said riot police and security forces were on the streets in large numbers.