Sunday, April 06, 2008

Riots and Inflation

There have been some riots to due rising food prices in a lot of West African countries recently. A few volunteers in other countries got rocks thrown at them, but that was supposedly because they went out to go watch the riots. Benin has so far avoided anything like that, though prices are going up and there have been some mild shortages - notably of wheat flour. The government has started to sell subsidized rice but otherwise not much has changed other than rice ladies refusing to give me the normal four scoops for 100 francs.


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