Portugal: Panic & Petulance

Although scarcely a shot was fired last week, Portugal's African "province" of Angola was in a state of panic. Fearful settlers from the back country streamed into Luanda with wives, children and household goods. They besieged airlines and shipping companies for passage home. Depositors stood in long lines outside Luanda banks, waiting to withdraw their money. In the northern region near the Congo, where some 200 settlers were massacred by black Angolan raiders last month, the Portuguese army issued submachine guns to the few settlers who chose to remain, and ordered them to spend their nights herded together at strong...

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