Ten months after the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is facing shortages across the economy. Long lines are a familiar sign outside of bakeries and fuel is getting harder and harder to find.
Australia's driest ever spring has created severe shortages of water for farmers in New South Wales. This in turn is pushing up prices of staple foods such as bread, with many fearing inflationary effects.
The overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir may one day be remembered as the beginning of Sudan's transition to democracy. But economic crisis and various military players threaten to derail the revolution.
Cuba is currently mired in an energy crisis, forcing some farmers to plow their fields with oxen. Experts, however, have downplayed fears that the country's current woes are as severe as they were during the 1990s.
A 50% collapse in Chinese pork production due to the swine fever epidemic could prompt price rises for schnitzel in Europe. A bidding war with the world's largest consumer of pork products is now underway.
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