Sudan´s annual inflation has hit a new record peak as prices of bread and other staples keep surging, according to official figures released on Tuesday. The country’s Central Agency for Statistics said the annual inflation in September rose to 212.29% from 166.83% in August. The high record was driven by hikes in prices of bread and vegetables, and the jump in transportation fares, it said. Inflation has been rising in Sudan since before the military´s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April 2019 amid a popular uprising. The economy has suffered from decades of US sanctions and mismanagement under al-Bashir who had ruled the country since the 1989 Islamist-backed military coup. The transitional government is struggling to revive the economy amid a huge budget deficit and widespread shortages of essential goods, including fuel, bread and medicine. Sudan has close to $60 billion in foreign debt, and debt relief and access to foreign loans are widely seen as its gateway to economic recovery. But access to foreign loans is linked to the removal of sanctions related to the country´s listing by the US as a state sponsor of terror. President Donald Trump’s administration has linked the removal from the list to normalizing relations with Israel, an issue that has divided the county’s fragile interim government.