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Vol 45 No 24

Published 3rd December 2004


Angola

There's money in reconstruction, if you have friends

In the multi-million dollar post-war reconstruction business, the competition - political as well as commercial - is stiff. Job Capapinha has been brought in to replace Higino Carneiro as head of the Luanda Management Commission. Carneiro, who keeps his job as Minister of Public Works, is both very wealthy and very unpopular in the capital, and was not much good at his job. Another Commission member is António van Dúnem, who is Secretary of the Council of Ministers and one of President José Eduardo dos Santos' trusted political lieutenants.

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