Thousands protest fuel hike, cost of living in Conakry
12 July 2018 | 9:11 am
Thousands of Guineans took to the streets in Conakry on Tuesday (July 10) to protest a hike in fuel prices that has also pushed up the cost of living. The country has faced repeated strikes in the last year by mine workers as well as teachers and has seen civil unrest over local elections.
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