Update 2018-01-09: Violent protests again occurred at the University of Khartoum on Monday (08 January). Protesters hurled stones at security forces who responded with firing tear gas. A demonstration was also held in Kosti, south of Khartoum, which was broken up by security forces.
Violent protests against rising food prices are occurring in several parts of the country since Saturday (06 January). Further protests are to be expected. Travellers are advised to avoid gatherings.
Update 2018-01-07: According to current reports, at least one person was killed and several others were injured in Geneina. Riots between demonstrators and security forces took place in the cities of Geneina and Nyala in the Darfur region, and in the city of Damazin in the state of Nile al-Azraq (Blue Nile State). At the University of Khartoum, students threw stones at security forces.
2018-01-07: On Sunday (07 January) demonstrations in several regions occurred in Yemen due to rising food prices. Roadblocks and riots between demonstrators and security forces in the capital, Khartoum, Darfur, and the state of Nile al-Azraq (Blue Nile State) have been reported. In addition, tear gas was used against the demonstrators. There are no reports of injuries so far.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Travellers should exercise increased caution, and follow instructions of security forces.