ANGOLA: Fragile Independence

Security was all but impenetrable last week at the luxurious Penina Golf Hotel in the seaside resort of Alvor on southern Portugal's Algarve coast. A 600-man police and army cordon ringed the building; commandos with Alsatian dogs on short leads guarded the surrounding twin golf courses; armed troops set up checkpoints on all roads within a 20-mile radius; a navy frigate lay anchored in the bay, and frogmen patrolled the water. Within this bastion, delegates from the three major liberation movements met for six days with Portuguese government delegates and worked out a plan for the independence of Angola.


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