Fires on All Fronts


As sectarian violence ravaged stretches of Africa's most populous country, forcing thousands to flee their homes, tens of thousands marched in cities nationwide against the government's elimination of subsidies to refined-oil importers, which has led to a near doubling of fuel prices for consumers. At least three protesters were killed when police opened fire on a riotous crowd in the coastal megacity of Lagos, but the general strike, dubbed Occupy Nigeria by its organizers in a nod to protests elsewhere, continued. Officials insist that cutting the subsidies--part of a wider move toward economic reform--is...

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