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Sudan: President al-Bashir vows to carry out broad economic reforms

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Sudan has said that its President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to carry out broad economic reforms amid days of protests that have gripped the country.

According to a statement released on Monday, al-Bashir “promises real measures to restore confidence in the banking sector”.

The statement comes a day after Sudanese police fired tear gas after hundreds of protesters spilling out of a football match marched down a major road leading towards the center of the capital, Khartoum, late on Sunday, demonstrating against al-Bashir's rule, a Reuters witness said.

The official Sudan News Agency said Bashir had met security aides, and quoted him as saying the state was “continuing with economic reforms that provide citizens with a decent life”.

(With Reuters)