ANGOLA: War Among Liberators

"You can't call this civil strife anymore," said one Portuguese official in Luanda last week. "This is war." The latest and bitterest round of bloodletting between rival liberation groups had, in fact, left the Angolan capital a shambles. As thousands of whites sought to get out of the country, entire families crowded into the airport, waiting for any available flight out. Thousands of others, mostly blacks, jammed into the downtown section of the city in an effort to escape the fighting in outlying muceques (slums). After two hospitals closed down for lack of staff, medical teams were simply unable...

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