Violent protests over high food prices are continuing in Mozambique, with at least seven people killed since demonstrations began on Wednesday. Shops were looted, cars set on fire and roads barricaded on Thursday, while troops attempted to clean up streets and restore order in Maputo, the impoverished nation’s capital. He added that hikes in food prices, which sparked the demonstrations, were “irreversible”. Thousands of people have been angered by a 30 per cent increase in the price of bread and higher electricity and water tariffs.
The higher living costs are due in part to soaring wheat prices around the world due to severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe.