Bazoum refuses to increase fuel prices, despite smuggling concerns

President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger.
President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger. © Andy Rain/Pool/EPA/MaxPPP
Fearing social unrest, the Nigerien president has chosen to keep fuel prices artificially low, despite pleas from SONIDEP's boss, who is worried about an increase in smuggling to border countries. [...] (221 words)
Issue dated 06/07/2022

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