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23:44, 25 July 2017 Tuesday
Update: 15:09, 13 March 2017 Monday

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Togo fuel price hikes hit household budgets
Togo fuel price hikes hit household budgets

The consumer group he heads has given the administration two weeks to put the prices back to what they were, as the hike is "hitting households where it hurts", he said.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Emmanuel Sogadji has a message for the government in Togo from people who are being squeezed by fuel price rises: "Enough is enough!"

"The authorities don't care about people, who are living in poverty," he added. 

The Combat for Political Change (CAP 2015), Togo's main opposition grouping, on Saturday organised a "peace march" in the capital of Lome to demand an end to the past month's rises.

Thousands of opposition supporters and civil society groups took to the streets for several hours, chanting anti-government slogans and holding a rally.

Security forces watched over the demonstration but it passed off without incident after a previous protest in February turned violent, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

Motorcycle-taxi drivers blocked major intersections and were dispersed by police.

 



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