Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise

Government says it needs money normally used for fuel subsidies to fund operations against armed groups.

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    Workers across Burkina Faso have walked off their jobs in protest against soaring fuel prices. The cost has risen by 12 percent in three weeks.

    However, the government says it needs the money normally used for fuel subsidies to fund operations against the armed groups.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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