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The Ivory Coast government is halving the salaries of its ministers to pay for a reduction in the price of fuel.
Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said the managers of state-owned companies would also have their pay cut in half, to pay for a 10% cut in fuel prices.
"Having heard the people's cry from the heart, the government has decided to cut the price of fuel," Mr Soro said.
The announcement comes after a strike by public transport works in the main city Abidjan last week.
On 7 July, Ivory Coast increased diesel prices by 44% and petrol prices by 29%.