Christopher Thompson

Christopher Thompson is a correspondent for Reuters in South Africa.

Diary: Angola and the Oil

Christopher Thompson, 4 January 2007

Halfway down Luanda’s Marginal Boulevard, which runs along the rim of its Atlantic bay, is one of the city’s few billboards, advertising Mont Blanc jewellery. Resting in its shade is a group of street children. None is older than 12, some have distended bellies and all are trying to hustle a bread roll for breakfast from passers-by. One of the children, Fernando, is usually on...

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