Mozambique’s govt reverses bread price hike

source: News24
2010-09-07 16:34

Maputo – Mozambique’s government is reversing bread and water price increases that had touched off deadly riots, the planning minister said on Tuesday.

Protests last week in the capital, Maputo, over hikes in the costs of bread, water and electricity turned violent, with demonstrators clashing with police. The health department put the death toll at 13.

Planning Minister Aiuba Cuereneia told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the 20% increase in the government-set price of bread – which had followed a year of steady increases on [continue reading]

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