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Sierra Leoneans complain about fuel price increase

Sierra Leone fuel sold in containersSierra Leone fuel sold in containers (Photo: africa.jeunafrique.com)
May 4, 2011

Few days ago fuel shortage hit the people of Sierra Leone, with long queues at filling stations.

This came just after celebrations marking the country’s 50th independence anniversary, which is said to be an embarrassment to the government.

One litre of fuel is now being sold at 5,000 Leones, using the metric system which came into effect from the 1 May, replacing the use of gallon, the English measuring system.

From Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, WADR's Correspondent Mohamed Konneh has more on this story.

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