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Vol 48 No 5

Published 2nd March 2007


Angola

Global prisoner

The arrest and imprisonment on national security grounds of Sarah Wykes of Global Witness in Angola's Cabinda Province draws attention to the government's clampdown. Global Witness irritates the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) with its calls for more transparency on state oil earnings; it has obtained International Monetary Fund audits showing billions of unaccounted oil dollars and has raised questions about opaque oil-backed loans.

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