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Vol 47 No 14

Published 7th July 2006


Angola

New Luanda's gleaming towers

Angola is planning the biggest urban project ever attempted in Africa. A mega-city south of Luanda, even larger than Brazil's inland capital of Brasilia, is to house four million people from the overcrowded capital, to which more than half of the country's population migrated during the 25-year civil war. Chinese building companies employing Angolan workers are to undertake the project, paid for by Angola's new oil wealth.

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