Sudan, Hamid Syed Abdul Rahim, Omar Al Bashir discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
Here for five hours, five hours. Yes, Tasha has lived through periods of war military coups through three decades of Islamist rule. He says. Nothing compares to what's happening now. Is it only bread or is that everything everything man Daniel suffered in Sudan. We are suffering. He says. They can't get fuel hospitals and even vegetables have become too expensive. The price of bread has doubled. But as we talk a baker, finally hands Taj five agains You've got your bread. You see this? Yeah, This'll is nothing human Being There is so little Beat in the country that the flour to make bread is mixed with sorghum, Sudanese e flat bread soft, puffy goodness that almost tastes buttery, but you can't make flatbread out of this. Wheat and sorghum makes back in December of 2018 government of Omar al Bashir was facing a huge budget shortfall. So they cut the subsidies on bread in the price doubled, Sudanese took to the streets to call for his ouster by the spring of 2019. Bashir was gone and Sudan began a transition into a more democratic in a more secular country. It was a moment of great expectations. But one thing did not change the government is Brooke. Essentially, there is no money right? Because you're not exporting anything. You're not producing anything that is political analyst solid lead, he says. This transitional government has plugged the budget shortfall by printing money. And that has triggered massive inflation. It means workers can't afford basics with their salary. It means imports have become expensive or non existent. People are finding it more difficult to get by. On a day by day basis, protesters have once again taken to the streets. They have stopped short of calling for the ouster of the government. Holly says. That's because unlike when Bashir was in power, Sudanese right now have hope that things can change if it wasn't for that glimpse of hope life would be really difficult to be really, really difficult. Back at the bakery, the owner Hamid Syed Abdul Rahim, Gives me a short tour, not Delta 600 that feeds them in Myanmar. In the good days, he says, These shocks would be totally full of pillowy flatbread. This'd be the best bread in the neighborhood, and he said he used to be the best. But it was not what what happened? Oh, my God, No. Yeah, I got it. It's the ingredient Abdul around him says Like everyone in Sudan these days, he's just trying to make the best out of what he's been had. Ended eight of Peralta. NPR NEWS, KHARTOUM You're listening to NPR news. You're listening on KQED Public radio Kathy Park Hong's recent book tackle something called Minor Feelings. So what aren't my inner feelings Thies range of kind of negative emotions like shame or paranoia that a lot of Asian Americans Feel growing up in the U. S. Kathy Park, com on Asian American identity and our own personal minor feelings. Next time on, it's been a minute from NPR. It's been a minute with Sam Sanders comes your way. 10 o'clock every Sunday morning on KQED followed at 11 on this week's Wait, Wait..