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High fuel prices squeeze African consumers, Strand truckers and Snarl flights


KAMPALA, Uganda—In Cameroon, thousands of truckers spend weeks stranded on highways and at border crossings due to lack of diesel. In Kenya, drivers line up overnight to refuel. In Nigeria, airlines have threatened to ground all domestic flights as they rush to secure expensive jet fuel.

Across Africa, soaring fuel prices are straining businesses from bakeries to airlines and increasing pressure on consumers already burdened by soaring food prices and economic disruption caused by the continuing pandemic. of Covid-19.

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