Security forces continued operations in east to curb irregular artisanal diamond mining; NGO Human Rights Watch 14 Nov urged govt to halt mass deportations from east and investigate alleged abuses by security forces after estimated over 400,000 migrants mainly from DR Congo forced to flee back across border.
One year after more than four decades of internationally fuelled civil conflict came to an end, Angola is faced with a stark choice.
Emerging slowly from decades of civil war, Angola stands at a crossroads between a spectacular recovery or further cycles of instability and crisis. The government that won the fighting must now move on a number of fronts – with international support – to win the peace.
[Recent political events in Angola] may have been choreographed to give the impression that things are changing and that there’s a new broom. It’s possible that much of this is theater.
Originally published in Mail and Guardian
Originally published in PeaceWomen