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Image caption Anti-government demonstrations began in December over a rise in bread prices. In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at what is behind the wave of protests in Sudan threatening President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade-long grip on power. Many in Sudan now prefer to keep their money under the mattress rather than in banks. If people put their savings in the bank it can be hard to get out as cash machines are often empty. Where cash is available, long queues have become the norm in the capital, Khartoum. There are also queues for bread. Coming back from work late at night, I have often had to wait an hour to get to the bakery window only to be told that there is nothing left. Full story

10 January