ANGOLA: Trying to Heal the Wounds of War

"The wounds of war take time to heal," said an Angolan government spokesman in Luanda last week. "A bit of bad blood is bound to persist." That is quite an understatement. Nearly four months after it won the ferocious civil war for control of Angola, with the vital help of 12,000 Cuban soldiers and $300 million in Soviet military aid, Agostinho Neto's Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is still having trouble consolidating its control over the country, which is roughly twice the size of France. The cities, the Atlantic...

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