Nigeria: Outcry as fuel prices more than double

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January 3, 2012
The Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"Irate drivers in Africa's most populous nation paid more than twice the usual price for fuel Monday after the government quietly removed a long-cherished consumer subsidy that had kept gas affordable, prompting fears of strikes and unrest. Gas powers Nigeria's generators because the national electricity supply is sporadic at best, and fuel also keeps engines running in traffic that can snarl for hours. The government's announcement -- made over a long holiday weekend -- drew outrage.'" (01/03/12)  

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