Oil crash in Angola

  • Carolyn Parsons

    The rise in fuel prices is one of the most impactful changes to every-day Angolans. Angolans are dependent on autos and motorcycles to get goods to market and to get to work. I know many Angolans in the countryside with three wheeled motorcycle/utility vehicles. They have been using them to get produce to the cities where they can sell it for a better price. The price of fuel increases the cost of bringing produce to market and thus the price of food. Add this to inflation and you have the recipe for starvation in the cities and a return to abject poverty in the agricultural areas. The informal market in Angola is where most people get their food and the rise in food prices in this market affects far more people than the official market.

    There is no shortage of short sighted decision making up and down the government ranks. Those who suffer the most is those living on the edge; the poor.

  • Pessoa

    Thank you for the post, very simply put. And thank you for avoiding politics, its keeps the mud out of the water.

    I also think, now would be the time to change president, but not to change leadership! The solidness of political leadership in Angola is a pearl in Africa.

    Now is the time where that leadership is needed the most! The inclusion of fresh minds, of technocrats in the government structure is urgent! The initiation of the fight against corruption is urgent. The ability to stall growing poverty plunging the country into chaos is urgent (and well installed)! For all that is needed solid leadership.

  • Ionut Sendroiu

    now it’s time for Angolans to change their president

    • Ali Inkster

      The president has $Billions in foreign banks.

  • tots2travel

    Genuinely interesting