Saturday, February 23, 2008

BURKINA FASO: Food riots

Riots over the cost of living hit three major towns in Burkina Faso this week.

Laurent Ouédraogo, secretary general of the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Burkina (CNTB) told IRIN that the riots happened after anger welled up because of constantly rising prices for basics like food, cloth and petrol .

“Misery does not wait and you see people witnessing everyday rising prices and they do not know what to do. The situation is like having matches near cotton that can catch fire at any moment,” Ouédraogo said.

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