Maggie Andresen

Rwanda's Markets Brace for COVID-19
Location: Rwanda
Nationality: American
Biography: Maggie Andresen is a freelance photojournalist, reporter, and video journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. She reports on intersections between human rights, healthcare, migration, and the changing environment. Maggie has reported from across East... read on
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Rwanda's Markets Brace for COVID-19
Credits: maggie andresen
Updated: 05/30/20
REUTERS: Price gouging of 17 essential items, including rice, sugar, and cooking oil, was expressly prohibited by Rwanda's Ministry of Trade in response to hiked prices after COVID-19 disruption. As Rwandan consumers buy these nonperishable items and more in bulk, vendors are forced to import more goods at higher prices. "We used to sell 100 KG of beans in one or two weeks," said Yousef Abdul, a vendor at Kimironko market. "But now we've sold that within two days."

Taken on assignment for Reuters on 17 March 2020. Republished in Le Monde, Financial Times, NPR, and others.

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