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Currency crisis in a famished Somalia - 05 May 08





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Published on May 5, 2008

Protests against soaring food prices in Somalia have taken a deadly turn.

At least five demonstrators are reported to have been killed when security forces opened fire on crowds in the capital Mogadishu.

Tens of thousands have been on the streets, with many angered by traders who won't accept their cash, amid fears of a flood of counterfeit notes.

All this as the United Nations warns that Somalia is facing famine.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Mogadishu.

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