African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Economic pain looms for African oil-producing nations as global coronavirus shutdown batters prices

  • Prices for African oil have fallen by more than half during the past month as travel grinds to a halt amid the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Disruption forces China, the world’s largest oil importer, to cut purchases of African oil

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
African oil prices have plunged as activity generally grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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