“Wanted: Employment as mercenary on full-time or job contract basis.
The railroad station in the Angolan town of Dondo hasn’t seen a train in years. Its windows are boarded up, its pale pink faade crumbling away; the local coffee trade that Portuguese colonialists founded long ago is a distant memory, victim of a civil war that lasted for 27 years
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will travel to the epicenter of Africa’s longest war Tuesday to try to help victims of more than a decade of regional conflict. Clinton will fly on a United Nations plane to Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo because the U.S. plane for her seven-nation Africa trip is too big, she said.
A severe rabies epidemics has claimed the lives of at least 83 children within three months in Angola’s capital, Luanda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Describing the situation as “very worrying,” WHO rabies expert Francois Meslin told CNN: “This is a huge number and could be the tip of the iceberg.” A doctor working at the country’s biggest referral hospital Hospital Pediatrico David Bernardino said staff were unable to save any of the children as rabies vaccines had run out. Some of the children were also brought into the hospital too late to be saved, Luis Bernardino, head of the hospital told UN humanitarian organization IRIN.