Sudan’s Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh in Khartoum, Sudan March 2, 2017. (Reuters) In a rare admission, Sudan’s prime minister acknowledged his country’s crisis of foreign exchange shortages and economic imbalances caused by the liberalization and privatization policy, which negatively impacted the economy. Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh on Monday said that the government’s recent economic measures were necessary to avert the overall economic collapse. Since March, Khartoum and the rest of the country have suffered a shortage of diesel fuel, gasoline and cooking oil, which led to long queues at gas stations. “We deeply feel the suffering of our people — we see the long lines for gasoline — but we’re working hard to resolve the problem,” Saleh asserted. Addressing members of the parliament, he said that Sudan had no other alternative but to press ahead with austerity measures, adopted in early 2018. “We have no choice but […]