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Vol 49 No 16

Published 1st August 2008


Angola

Jam-packed

Oil-fired growth is uncomfortable, and benefits only a few

The ports, the roads and the telephone networks are jammed full. Angola's economy is speeding ahead. Some experts think a slowdown is coming, but the price of oil keeps rising, investors are eager and new resource discoveries come along almost every week. One of the first Portuguese words that any visitor must learn is engarrafamento, blockage.

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