Oil price decline hits Angolan economy

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The global decline in the price of oil has hit the Angolan economy.

In Angola, most hospitals are running low on basic resources including basic medicines.

There are food shortages in the North, as well as heavy drought in the South.

The situation is no better on the macro-economic scale where double-digit inflation is taking a toll on a not-so-well economy.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, inflation in the capital, Luanda did some 1.4% between September and October 2015.

In the first quarter of 2016, the Kwanza currency has been devalued by 26%.

Angola, situated in southern Africa has the least diversified economy in the world after Iraq.

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