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Cash-starved Sudan to Double Minimum Wage


AFP
December 30, 2012

Sudan’s cash-starved government on Sunday ordered a doubling of the minimum wage after months of rising prices left consumers struggling to make ends meet.

The order by President Omar al-Bashir reversed earlier official rejections of an increase despite inflation which reached 46 percent in November.

“President Bashir gives directive for increasing the minimum wage to 425 pounds (about $61 on the black market) as of January 1,” the official SUNA news agency said in a brief dispatch.

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