IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
There were riots in Khartoum in early 1982
(Legum B93). However the source does not specify whether these were
organized by the Sudanese National Party. These riots erupted in
response to International Monetary Fund (IMF)-inspired increases in
the price of bread and sugar (Scott H. Jacobs May 1985).
According to Le Devoir, there were
demonstrations in Khartoum in November 1988 which spread to other
parts of the Sudan. The demonstrations were launched by university
students in protest of the rising costs of food and other essential
commodities. Industrial work was reportedly threatened to come to a
standstill as many union workers staged strikes in support of the
demonstrations (Ottawa Citizen).
1. Legum, Colin. Africa Contemporary Record: Annual Survey of
Documents 1982-1983, New York/London: Africana Publishing
Company, p. B93.