Soldiers shot and killed at least two people in Somalia as thousands rioted over inflation and soaring food prices. A recent rash of counterfeiting has led some merchants to only accept US dollars, instead of local shillings, the BBC reports. In response, angry Somalis threw rocks and burned tires, shouting, "Down with the dollar-receivers."
"The money we are given is worth nothing as it has been refused and our children are dying because of hunger," says one woman. Last week, the UN said half of the Somali population will require food aid by the end of the year thanks to drought and hyperinflation.