Rice scarcity in Liberia prompts panic buying

Liberia is experiencing a rice crisis, which is driving panic buying and worry.

Hundreds of desperate rice retailers and consumers in the capital, Monrovia, have spent days and nights in lineups to collect meagre quantities of the product from the warehouse of a foreign company that still has a modest consignment.

Some of them went on to profit by reselling the item at exorbitant prices.