Sudan Vows to Crack Down on Smugglers as Currency Falls

Sudan’s transitional government declared an economic emergency Thursday, blaming the drop in the country’s currency on widespread smuggling carried about by associates of the deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir.

The minister of finance, Hiba Mohamed Ali, said that special courts would be established to crack down on smugglers as the Sudanese pound continues to decline against the U.S. dollar.

The minister declared at a press conference in Khartoum that there was no logical economic reason for…

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