A state of emergency has been declared in Sudan’s northern White Nile State on Friday, following protest demonstrations in parts of country including the capital Khartoum.

In a statement by the local government of the state, a curfew will be effective from 06.00 p.m. local time (1600GMT) to 06.00 a.m. local time (0400GMT) until further order.

The total number of the Sudanese states where state of emergency has been declared reached four.

The protestors Friday set fire to the building of the ruling National Congress Party in Rabaq city of White Nile state.

For the last two days, violent demonstrations have rocked different parts of the country, with protesters decrying soaring inflation and acute bread shortages.

The death toll from the ongoing protests mounted to eight, with six people killed in the eastern Gadarif State and two in the northern White Nile State.

Previously, the state of emergency was declared in Gadarif, Dangola and Atbara states.