Monday, February 28, 2011

Oman: Protesters demand jobs and political reforms

Omani protesters demanding jobs, oil wealth distribution and political reforms have blocked roads to a main port in the north of the sultanate.

Protests began on Sunday 27 February and have since escalated. It is being reported that at least six people have died but there are no official records at this time. Selling pressure increased as investors become weary of the protests.

The protests prompted Sultan Qaboos to promise jobs for 50,000 citizens and unemployment benefits, it also forced the Oman’s index to fall to a two-year low.

Links to: Al Jazeera English, The Times of Oman

Posted by :: Laila Rodriguez 

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