Food riots: Media perspectives on the causes of food protest in Africa

  title={Food riots: Media perspectives on the causes of food protest in Africa},
  author={Lauren Q. Sneyd and Alexander F. Legwegoh and Evan D. G. Fraser},
  journal={Food Security},
When food prices spiked in 2007–8, urban Africa experienced more instances of food riots than any other part of the world. Problems were then encountered again during the 2010–11 food price spikes. This paper explores the cases of 14 African countries where food riots occurred during these two periods by presenting a qualitative content analysis of news reports on the riots drawn from both global and local African news sources. This analysis highlights the ways in which the media portrayed the… CONTINUE READING
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