Bread price hike sharpens economic pain for Libyans

People buy bread from a bakery in Benghazi, Libya July 8, 2018. Picture taken July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyans already struggling to make ends meet have been hit by sharp increases in bread prices, as a broken imports system and political splits lead to more inflationary pressure for ordinary citizens. Bread is a staple for Libyan families. But two weeks ago bakeries in the capital Tripoli abruptly closed, explaining […]

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