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Ivory Coast: High cost of living effect Muslims Eid Al Adha Feast

Ivory Coast muslims were busy preparing for Tuesday the holiday of Tabaski, also known as Eid Al Adha elsewhere in the Muslim world.

In Abidjan, at some goat markets, people gather to choose a suitable goat for the party. High goat prices due to the situation in neighboring Mali and Burkina Faso have worried buyers this year. Military coups have caused unrest and terrorism there.

Ibrahim Doukoure, who was at the market, said the high prices were “not easy” for him. Sellers brought goats from neighboring Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, to meet the high demand in Côte d’Ivoire. This year has not been so.

“So this year we don’t bring goats from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger,” goat seller Assane Diallo told Sources

As a result, the price of some goats has doubled compared to the usual. 42% of Ivory Coast’s population is Muslim and will celebrate Tabaski on June 28.

It is also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, a joyful occasion celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate Ibrahim’s test of faith.

During the festival, Muslims slaughter cattle and distribute meat to the poor.

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