Business, Finance & Economics

Somali food protests

(The protests today included some children. What are they saying?) Well they were shouting anti-trader slogans. (What's at the heart of this?) For the last two days the Somali traders have been refusing to accept Somali bank notes because of a large quantity of newly printed fake money which has created inflation and higher prices. The other problem is the government wants taxes to be paid in US dollars. (Is it that hard to get ahold of US dollars?) Yes. (Is the lack of food that big of a problem as well?) Absolutely and these problems have just added to the wounds. The Somalis are now receiving some help, but the rest are dying with hunger and starvation. The situation is very ugly.

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