An oil boom made Luanda, Angola the most expensive city in the world. Now it’s in crisis.

by Kevin Sieff

A girl stands beside a laundry line in a poor neighborhood overlooking Cabinda, a heavily guarded territory that accounts for half of Angola’s oil output. Photo: Nichole Sobecki/The Washington Post
A girl stands beside a laundry line in a poor neighborhood overlooking Cabinda, a heavily guarded territory that accounts for half of Angola’s oil output.  A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis. Photo: © Nichole Sobecki/The Washington Post

A bag of rice can now cost five times what it did a year ago.  The country has not purchased a single dose of malaria medication since last year. In the first three months of 2016, Angola had roughly 1.3 million cases of the disease. At least 3,000 people have died, according to the World Health Organization.