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Children played schoolyard games amid the construction boom in Luanda, which is fueled by oil discoveries that could benefit Angola’s 13 million people.
Africa and its oil

Oil wealth helping few of Angola's poor

Vast reserves cannot undo legacy of war, corruption

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / December 11, 2005

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Last in a series of occasional articles LUANDA, Angola -- Here is Africa at its richest, visible from a hilltop balcony: 11 giant construction cranes swiveling in midair, a gawky ballet of steel and concrete, building skyscrapers story by story. On a street below, carpenters shoot wood through a power saw, quickly finishing an apartment building where three penthouses have ... (Full article: 1680 words)

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