ANGOLA: Independence--But for Whom?

Portugal's 500-year-old colonial empire in Africa comes to an end this week. In accordance with instructions from Lisbon, the last Portuguese high commissioner in Angola, Admiral Leonel Cardoso, will lower his country's red, yellow and green flag at the 16th century stone fort of Sào Miguel in Luanda, the territory's capital. Then he plans to tuck it under his arm and—much to the annoyance of Angolans—sail off with it to Lisbon on a waiting Portuguese frigate. His unwillingness to hand over the flag with the reins of power is not a last...

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