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Egypt-Sudan road closure impacts flow of goods

The resistance committees in Sudan’s Northern State are keeping the road connecting Sudan to Egypt closed, which raised questions on the decision’s impact on the Egyptian economy and whether there are political motives behind the escalation.
A Sudanese woman takes part in a protest in the city of Khartoum Bahri to demand the government's transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 21, 2021.

CAIRO — On Jan. 21, the resistance committees leading the protests that ousted former dictator Omar al-Bashir in Sudan’s Northern State announced that Sheryan al-Shimal, the road connecting Egypt to Sudan, would remain closed until their demands are met.

The road had been closed since Jan. 10 when residents and farmers in the north staged a sit-in in the areas and closed the road in protest against power bill increases, paralyzing the movement of goods between Egypt and Sudan with hundreds of trucks forced to queue across the border.  

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