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France: Violence Erupts in French Overseas Departement Mayotte

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Comoros, France, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, Food, Politics, Protest

Violence has erupted during demonstrations against the rising cost of living in Mamoudzou [1], the capital city of the French overseas departement Mayotte [2], where one man has died and another is reported wounded [3][fr]. Events can be followed on Twitter via the #mayotte [4] hashtag. Rue89 has published testimonies [5] [fr] from Mayotte citizens, while Politis accuses France of being indifferent [6] [fr] to the fate of its Indian Ocean departement. Strikes and demonstrations are also underway in the nearby Republic of Comoros [7] [fr], due to the soaring oil price.