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Vol 43 No 12

Published 14th June 2002


Angola

Banking on the donors

Now the war is over, Angola hopes to hoover up easy money from donors, who pledged up to US$1 billion at a round table conference in 1995 after the signing of the Lusaka peace accords (which then failed). Angola hopes to organise a donor conference in October to harvest fresh relief funds, then a larger one next year to seek more money for reconstruction. It is expected to build up a dossier of superficial economic changes to boost its case for more help.

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