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Money Monday: 5 key stories

A weekly round-up of journalism about economic events in the two Sudans:

Sudan’s east witnesses protests over transportation crisis (Sudan Tribune, 30 January) – Frustrated commuters staged protests that were broken up with teargas after bus operators hiked prices.

Germany holds trade conference with Sudan (Radio Tamazuj, 30 January) – Foreign ministers Guido Westerwelle and Ali Ahmed Karti held bilateral talks on improving trade relations.

Sh90 billion Eldoret-Juba road project to begin early next year (The Daily Nation, 29 January) – The road is part of the larger East African Community corridor projects. It would reduce the cost of transporting cargo from the port of Mombasa to South Sudan.

Blue Nile Channel launches on ARABSAT satellite Badr- 5 (press release, 2 February) – The popular Sudanese television channel announces a ‘strategic relationship’ with Arabsat.

Wau prices cheaper due to goods from Sudan (Catholic Radio Network, 31 January) – Relaxed border controls are allowing goods to flow between Sudan and Bahr al-Ghazal.