A Sudanese painter paints a Sudan national flag on a woman's hand during a protest outside the army complex in the capital Khartoum on April 20, 2019. / AFP / OZAN KOSE
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The Sudanese pound surged on the black market Sunday on expectations that the ouster of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir would trigger fresh dollar inflows and ease a foreign currency shortage.In recent years Sudan has been hit by an acute lack of dollars, which became a key factor behind the nationwide protests that led to the toppling of Bashir by the army this month.Since his ouster the pound has steadily strengthened on the black market, and on Sunday it jumped to 45 per dollar against 72 last week.
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