A prominent headline in Notre Voie (p. 1) says that prices of food commodities have gone up in Cote d'Ivoire. The paper (pp. 6&7) publishes a contribution from an independent writer who blames the skyrocketing food prices on "insecurity" and "racketeering of traders by elements of the FRCI." "Hike of food prices: growing anger in the markets," says a front-page headline in Nord-Sud Quotidien (p. 7) which blames the situation on the "bad faith" of traders. According to the paper, the government has taken measures including the dismantling of illegal check-points, rehabilitation of roads and fighting against roadblocks in an attempt to reduce the prices of food commodities.
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
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