High cost of living
In the past year alone, food prices have shot through the roof while other household essentials have undergone unprecedented price hikes. Coupled with a global financial meltdown, this situation has been mostly harsh on African countries. The Haiti food riots which began in April, 2008, spread like wild fire to Egypt, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon... According to experts, this situation was in part created by careless government policies, the rising popularity of bio-fuels as well as the global financial crisis, among other factors...

Life in African cities more expensive than San Francisco, Luxembourg, Brussels, Miami...

Haiti: A mud eating population warns the world

Ramadan feast drives food prices through the roof

New Zimbabwean dollar causes another stir

High electricity cost affecting industrial productivity

Côte d’Ivoire : Malnutrition concerns in country’s prisons

Zimbabwe : Ban on NGOs lifted

Zimbabweans get a new lease on life as duty waiver makes food cheaper

Counterfeit drugs and poverty increasingly going hand in glove

Moroccans concerned as government increases fuel prices

South Africans find new ways of drastically beating high fuel prices

Egyptian inflation skyrockets

Sahel: Sahel climate change diary - Day 1

FAO urges Zambia to consider cassava as major crop

Congo : Controversial attitude to food crisis plan

Ethiopia : Drought and high prices skyrocket food crisis

Dangers of large scale biofuel production sounded by FAO


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