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Kaa
07-05-2007, 11:02 AM
From http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070702/od_nm/nigeria_machetes_dc;_ylt=AsvSvIgdHl9EAUcvSzXY62Lti BIF



ABUJA (Reuters) - The price of machetes has halved in parts of Nigeria since the end of general elections in April because demand from thugs sponsored by politicians has subsided, the state-owned News Agency of Nigeria reported. ...

"A price survey on machetes, which served as a popular weapon among political thugs in the state, indicated ... a drop in the price of the implement," NAN reported over the weekend.

Machetes are primarily used as a tool for farming in Nigeria but they are also popular among political gangsters.

"Before the conduct of the general elections, I was selling a minimum of seven machetes daily but can hardly sell one a day now," said Usman Masi, a trader quoted by NAN.Kaa

SamSam
07-05-2007, 11:08 AM
That could also be because everyone has one now. Maybe the price on the weapon next up the rung, the one that will overcome a machete, has lately doubled and they can't be kept in stock. There is no end to the wonders of free trade and capitalism, you know.

SamSam
07-05-2007, 11:12 AM
Machetes don't kill people, people do.