Sierra Leone declares a nationwide curfew amid anti-government protests that have left two Sierra Leone Police officers and one civilian dead. The West African country is experiencing record inflation.
In early 2021, a worldwide increase in inflation began. It has been attributed primarily to supply shortages (including chip shortages and energy shortages) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with strong consumer demand. As a result, many countries have seen their highest inflation in decades and their central banks have responded by aggressively increasing interest rates.
Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti governmental protests. At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti -government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a staff at the city’s main mortuary said on Wednesday.