The soaring prices of bread and fuel were the trigger for the outrage.
Now, Sudan’s president is in the firing line, with Omar al-Bashir facing growing demands to end his 29-year rule.
Riot police dispersed crowds marching towards his presidential palace on Tuesday with tear gas and bullets.
The government says 12 people have been killed in eight days of protests. Amnesty International thinks the total could be at least 37.
The president is promising reforms to improve living standards.
But will they be enough to save him?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Sara Abdelgalil – President, Sudan Doctors’ Association UK
Hafiz Mohamed – Director, Justice Africa
Hajooj Kuka – Member, GIRIFNA, non-violent resistance movement in Sudan