The World: Short of Everything but Spirit

TIME Correspondent Barry Hillenbrand last week flew into the central Angolan town of Silva Porto, military headquarters for Jonas Savimbi's beleaguered UNITA forces. His report:

DEUS NO CEU, SAVIMBI EM ANGOLA (God is in heaven, Savimbi is in Angola), reads the graffito on the front wall of the former Governor's Palace in Silva Porto. Slogans extolling the virtues of UNITA and its leader are scrawled on walls throughout this small, colonial town in the Angolan highlands. Most of the Portuguese who once lived in the neat concrete houses with red tile roofs have long...

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