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DFA cautions Filipinos in Sudan on violent protests

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:50 PM December 23, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday cautioned the Filipino community in Sudan due to the violent protests there.

In a statement on Sunday, DFA said about 3,000 Filipinos must be cautious and avoid public areas in light of anti-government protests due to increasing commodity prices in Sudan.

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DFA reported that at least eight people were killed in the protests and a “state of emergency” was also declared in the eastern city of Qadarif, Sudan.

DFA also said the Philippine Embassy in Cairo will extend its assistance to affected Filipinos.

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