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A look at a variety of common items and how much they cost in the most expensive cities in the World. Just a big colourful table really. Sometimes you

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History map of Africa 1453AD - 1648AD. What is happening at this time? Ottoman empire rules most of North Africa, kingdom of Morocco has formed its own empire, European sailors and traders first arrive off coast of West Africa (mid-15th century), Swahili trading states face Portuguese in the Indian Ocean leading to decline in prosperity, Portuguese establish colonies in modern day Angola as slave trade base and on the cape as a stop on journey to Indian Ocean

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Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda, January 23, 2010. After 30 years of bitter civil war the country is rebuilding its infrastructure on the back of record oil exports and prices. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (ANGOLA - Tags: CITYSCAPE) - RTR29D9G

Sustainable Development and Economy in Angola

from BBC News

Cult of Dos Santos and the state of Angola

Angola is an oil-rich nation, but cracks have begun to show in the economy. Karen Allen asks if the problems are exacerbated by the immense power and wealth of the ruling Dos Santos family.

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from Bloomberg.com

Angolans Feel Squeeze as Oil-Price Drop Tempers Postwar Boom

A gas station attendant fills a vehicle with gasoline at a petrol pump in Luanda, Angola. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War - Magnificent and Beggar Land is a powerful account of fast-changing dynamics in Angola, an important African state that is a key exporter of oil and diamonds and a growing power on the continent. Based on three years of research and extensive first-hand knowledge of Angola, it documents the rise of a major economy and its insertion in the international system since it emerged in 2002 from one of Africa's longest and deadliest civil…