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Six Dead In Mozambique Riots Over Food

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mozambique/7975093/Six-dead-in-Mozambique-riots-over-food.html

The S-TV station says the dead included one child. The station gave few other details. Police could not immediately confirm the report.

Police opened fire Wednesday on stone-throwing crowds who were protesting rising prices in this impoverished country.

Mozambicans have seen the price of a loaf of bread rise by 25 percent, from four to five meticais (from about 11 cents to about 13 U.S. cents) in the past year. Fuel and water prices also have risen.

Protests over high prices erupted into violence in Mozambique in 2008.

Protestors stoned cars and buildings in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, today during a national strike against plans to raise state-controlled food, water and electricity prices.

Security forces have made arrests and are looking for the people who sent out the original text messages calling for the strike, police spokesman Arnaldo Chefo said in an interview in the city today.

"Our efforts are to stop the strike and we have mobilized all our resources to control it," he said. "We do not know who is organizing it, but we are trying to identify the strike leaders or organizers."

The government plans to raise water and electricity rates by 30 percent today and the price of bread by 25 percent on Sept 6.

More unhappy people.

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That's bad news.

Meanwhile on a lighter note, on Armando Ianucci's Charm Offensive (Radio 4) the team were once reporting on fictitious "trivia" riots taking place around the UK, such as the people of Macclesfield who were reported to be holding the local Lord Mayor hostage while demanding the return of Word 95.

What other trivia riots can we report on, gang?

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13 cents a loaf?? They dont know they are born do they. What's ours? About 200 cents?

For some people bread costs a lot of dough, whereas others have more money than cents.

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13 cents a loaf?? They dont know they are born do they. What's ours? About 200 cents?

I can't work out whether that was just a rye comment.

I'm sure the 13 cents to an African has more of an impact on the wallet than does our 200.

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That's bad news.

Meanwhile on a lighter note, on Armando Ianucci's Charm Offensive (Radio 4) the team were once reporting on fictitious "trivia" riots taking place around the UK, such as the people of Macclesfield who were reported to be holding the local Lord Mayor hostage while demanding the return of Word 95.

What other trivia riots can we report on, gang?

Well Facebook was down a few hours yesterday and I was out on the streets manning the barricades I can tell you!

A few "X Factor, give the Jedwards another chance" marches planned for the weekend.

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Well Facebook was down a few hours yesterday and I was out on the streets manning the barricades I can tell you!

A few "X Factor, give the Jedwards another chance" marches planned for the weekend.

Let them eat cake!

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  • 145 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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      • up 5%



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