Sudan bans some imports as forex shortage looms


The Bank of Sudan banned the purchase of a range of products on Saturday in a bid to conserve foreign currency, used widely as a result of the weakness of the Sudanese pound.

The move is intended to prevent the use of foreign currency, which is required for import purchases, for items that are either considered luxuries or have readily available substitutes in Sudan that can be purchased with local currency.

The banned items include furniture; live animals except chicken, cows and goats used for

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