Rising Cost of Living Triggering Protests, Instability in Africa

The high cost of fuel and food across several African nations, coupled with tough economic conditions, has given rise to potests in some countries. Last week the African Development Bank warned that the problem could lead to unrest. "Already, people in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, have been marching to protest the high cost of living, prompting the government to release grain from the national reserves", the AfDB report said. In Guinea, trade unions have called for an indefinite strike action over the rising prices of food items.

A market in Ethiopia.


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