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Post-war Angola's corrupt building boom

The dormant construction site of the Quinaxixi apartment and shopping mall complex in Luanda. A drop in oil prices has stilled the cranes across the capital's skyline.

Luanda, Angola

AN ambitious reconstruction plan after Angola's civil war was meant to reach even the country's most faraway corner, a region known as the Land at the End of the World.

But the area's new paved road abruptly turns to dirt about eight kilometres before reaching the...

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