Angola: The Forgotten War

As the world's attention is diverted elsewhere, three million people are threatened by a deepening tragedy of fighting, hunger and disease

PITY ANGOLA. UNLIKE SOMALIA OR Bosnia, tragedies that high-profile diplomacy, front-page headlines and vivid television footage have kept center stage, the plight of southern Africa's most fought-over country has gone all but unnoticed by a disaster-fatigued world. But whether the world is watching or not, an 18-year-old civil war that has become bloodier than ever in the past 12 months threatens to make Angola Africa's latest horror zone.

Nobody understands Angola's ranking on the distress scale better than Dr. Joaquim Neho, director of the hospital in Malanje, one of five inland cities under siege for the past year. His wards are...

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