Public transport stayed off the streets, several squares and roads in Khartoum were deserted and many shops were shut in a mixed response to opposition calls for a nationwide strike against fuel subsidy cuts in Sudan. Schools in the city were open but many parents preferred to keep their children at home fearing clashes between protesters and security forces. The call for a three-day strike came after the authorities announced a 30-percent hike in petrol and diesel prices that has led to a sharp rise in the cost of other goods, including medicines. “Think, talk, plan, follow, discuss and never keep silent at all,” a Sudanese activist told Al Jazeera. “Your country is burning and being looted and people are now living in dire situation where there is no medicine. Let me ask you, Omar al-Bashir [President of Sudan], is this a way to treat people who have carried […]