Price rise
OPEC+ oil production cut In major setback for US and EU, OPEC+ decides to cut global oil production

The decision may further exacerbate the energy crisis in European countries that are struggling to diversify supply after the G7 imposed a price cap on Russian oil

Tunisia protest Protests erupts in Tunisia over rise in prices of essential commodities 

The protests add to the ongoing political uncertainty in the country, as major opposition parties have announced a boycott of the upcoming legislative elections in December 

Sierra Leone protests against inflation Sierra Leone’s president threatens further crackdown on protesters after security forces kill 21

Even as his own government’s data shows record rise in consumer prices, President Julius Maad Bio described the protests against the soaring cost of living crisis as an insurrection and vowed to “crack down hard”

Protests in Iraq Multiple protests hit Iraq over currency devaluation, non-payment of salaries

The government has tried to justify the currency devaluation as a necessary measure to prevent the country’s foreign reserves from running out. Other austerity measures have also been planned for the near future