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Protest Nigeria Ends Strike Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

Nigeria Ends Strike

A partial victory for Nigerian protesters came Monday after a weeklong general strike. President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Monday his decision to partly restore the fuel subsidy that he'd suddenly cut. Under the agreement, Nigeria's gas prices will drop to $2.27 a gallon from $3.50—though still far above the previous price of $1.70. Jonathan's decision to end the country's $8 billion fuel subsidy and effectively double the cost of gas enraged Nigerians, three fourths of whom live on about a dollar a day.

January 17, 2012 6:53 AM