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Oil price slump will hurt economies more than Ebola in Africa

The global oil price slump “is expected to impact Africa’s economies far more severely than the 2014 Ebola epidemic,” according to Maplecroft’s latest country-specific oil and gas reports.
In the wake of the falling oil price crisis, the firm is updating its oil and gas Country Risk Reports for all current or emerging oil and gas producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya.
“In certain oil countries, (some) political peace is bought by sharing the oil goodies, and when they get squeezed you can see a rise in at least tensions, if not necessarily conflict,