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Empty shelves and rising prices test Tunisians’ patience

Empty shelves and rising prices test Tunisians’ patience

TAREK AMARA and JIHED ABIDELLAOUI FOOD shortages are worsening in Tunisia with empty shelves in supermarkets and bakeries, adding to popular discontent at high prices and risking unrest as the government tries to stave off a crisis in public finances. There are widespread shortages of sugar, cooking oil, milk and butter, coffee, tobacco and bottled water, with the situation seeming worse in poorer regions far from the capital. Street tea vendor Mustafa Dahech, 82, said he relied on sugar to make the sweet drink he sells in paper cups from a metal teapot as he wanders through the narrow alleys…
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Supermarket giants pull offensive product off their shelves

Supermarket giants pull offensive product off their shelves

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER Following a massive public outcry over a racist advert, three South African supermarket giants - Shoprite, Pick n Pay and Woolworths - have joined health and beauty chain Clicks and removed hair products from TRESemmé from their shelves. The step by Shoprite, Pick n Pay and Woolworths followed a harrowing three days for Clicks after it was forced to shut its doors by protests led by South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Front.  Clicks non-executive director Nkululeko Gobodo has said, in a radio interview, that while Clicks understood that people were angry because of a racist…
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