Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Food Riot Watch: Egypt army to tackle bread crisis

From the BBC:

Egypt's president has ordered the army to increase the production and distribution of bread, in an attempt to cope with serious shortages.

Rising prices and alleged corruption have sparked recent clashes at bakeries in poorer neighbourhoods, leading to several deaths.

Hosni Mubarak said eradicating bread queues was "imperative"....MORE