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Rare Protest Ends After Mozambique Agrees to Subsidize Bus Rides

  • Drivers were seeking to raise fares after fuel costs jumped
  • Government had deployed police to bus terminals in the capital
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Bus drivers in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, agreed to end a strike after authorities pledged to cushion the impact of record fuel prices by subsidizing fares.

Operators on Monday paralyzed the nation’s capital with the protests, demanding the authorities allow them to increase passenger fares, state-owned Jornal de Noticias newspaper reported on its website Monday, citing a driver. Diesel prices were increased 11% and gasoline by 4.4% effective July 2.