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Angola: Promises and Lies
Author(s): Karl Maier
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Serif Publishing
Publication date: September 28th 1996 (first published 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1897959222
ISBN-13: 9781897959220

Book Description
Angola's civil war was the longest and bloodiest in Africa. Once the battleground for a proxy war between the Cold War superpowers, the country was supposed to become a model for a smooth transition from armed conflict to democracy. The government, previously backed by the Soviet Union and Cuba, and the UNITA rebels, who once enjoyed American and South African support, would exchange bullets for ballots - but it all went wrong ... UNITA's Jonas Savimbi rejected his defeat in the country's first ever free elections and plunged Angola back into war. The international community could only wring its hands, eventually negotiating a fragile new peace agreement. For millions of Angolans, however, the effects of a quarter of a century of violence have proved to be more enduring than the taste of peace.
Karl Maier covered the Angolan conflict for almost 10 years as a correspondent for the Independent and Washington Post, and provides a fascinating analysis of the realities behind the conflict as well as a vivid eye-witness account of the devastation it brought. Whether speaking to Cuban troops at the largest battle in Africa since El Alamein, to nurses, black-market traders or aid workers, Maier views Angola's strife with a rare sympathy for the ordinary people caught in the crossfire. Sceptical of both sides' promises and lies, his is a classic account of one of the civil wars that continue to plague Africa. This updated new edition covers the ending of the war with Savimbi's death and the massive corruption and other problems that have arisen since then. Armed conflict has been replaced by an oil boom that has benefited only the country's elite - as Maier observes, the vast majority ofAngolans now face 'a war of neglect by their rulers'.



Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood
Author(s): Virgil Suarez
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: January 1st 1997
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558851976
ISBN-13: 9781558851979

Book Description
The compelling pieces that comprise this moving collection evoke the agony and frustration borne of growing up in terminal exile and cultural limbo. But, from anguish and turmoil, the artist has wrought inspiration and crafted one of the most eloquent and commanding voices of contemporary American literature.



itle: Angola Business Intelligence Report
Author(s): USA International Business Publications (Manufacturer)  
157 pages
Published: International Business Publications, USA
Publication date: May 1st 2004
ISBN13: 9780739733325

Book Summary
Business intelligence information for successful export-import, business and investment operations, strategic contacts and more.



itle: Agriculture in Angola
Author(s): Jesse Russell (Editor), Ronald Cohn (Editor)
102 pages
Published: Book on Demand Ltd. 
Publication date: April 29th 2012
ISBN10: 5
ISBN13: 9785510874549

Book Summary
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Agriculture in Angola has a tremendous potential. Angola is a potentially rich agricultural country, with fertile soils, a favourable climate, and about 57.4 million ha of agricultural land, including more than 5.0 million ha of arable land. Before independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola had a flourishing tradition of family-based farming and was self-sufficient in all major food crops except wheat. The country exported coffee and maize, as well as crops such as sisal, bananas, tobacco and cassava. By the 1990s Angola was producing less than 1 percent of the volume of coffee it had produced in the early 1970s, while production of cotton, tobacco and sugar cane had ceased almost entirely. Poor global market prices and lack of investment have severely limited the sector after independence. The Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) and the consequent deterioration of the rural economy and neglect of the farming sector dealt the final blow to the country's agricultural productivity. During the civil war, most small-scale farmers have reverted to subsistence farming. Angola has been dependent on commercial imports since 1977 and was heavily dependent up to the end of the war. The agriculture of Angola is currently expanding due to the end of the Angolan Civil War in 2002, and the growth of foreign investment in the sector. However, the return to productivity in rural areas is proving difficult and slow. Large areas remain uncultivable because of the presence of landmines. Functioning infrastructure in rural areas is limited, and there are few incentives for people to return to farming. After the war, from 2003 to 2004 only 2.9 million ha of the available agricultural land was cultivated. Agriculture's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) - including forestry and fisheries - has been about 8 per cent. Yet two thirds of the population still depend on agriculture for food, income and employment. About 80 per cent of farmers throughout the country are smallholders. They cultivate very small plots of land, with very low agricultural productivity.



Angola Beloved
Author(s):  T. Ernest Wilson
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Loizeaux Brothers
Publication date: April 3rd 2012 (first published January 20th 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0872139611
ISBN-13: 9780872139619

Book Description
A fascinating story of pioneer missions and the conflict of the gospel with witchcraft in the African nation of Angola. Told with humor, warmth, and insight.


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