Guinea: Food prices climb amid unrest

Published on 27 October 2009

Prices of rice, sugar, oil and other basic foods have risen sharply in the Guinea capital Conakry in the tense weeks following a deadly military crackdown on civilians. (..) In normal times some 6.4 percent of Conakry’s estimated 1.6 million people lack access to adequate food to meet their daily needs, according to a July survey of food security in Conakry by the World Food Programme and Guinea government.

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