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Vol 52 No 7

Published 1st April 2011


Angola

School meals and bullets

The Angolan government detained the United States-flagged Maersk Constellation container ship at the port of Lobito between 28 February and 17 March. This was in retaliation for the closure of its Washington Embassy’s bank accounts by three US banks between July 2010 and February 2011, we hear (AC 51 No 24). President José Eduardo dos Santos was so angered by the closure that he held up the accreditation of the new US Ambassador, Christopher McMullen, for six months. McMullen was able to present his credentials only on 31 March.

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