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Rich Angolans in Portugal

Another story (this one from AlJazeera) about rich Angolans buying up fancy properties and other luxury items in Lisbon. I’m not sure why this so captures my imagination? On the one hand, there is the clear tragedy that oil wealth is leaving the country to serve a privileged and politically-connected few, while most of the country remains deeply impoverished. On the other hand, such is the nature of oil wealth in so many places, and in this instance, one can’t help but be a little amused by the reversal of fortunes given the awful havoc Portuguese colonial rule wreaked upon Southern Africa.

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About Evan Lieberman

I am a Professor of Political Science at MIT, and I conduct research, write, and teach about development, ethnic politics, and research methods.

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    Posted by Seorimicuaro | January 16, 2013, 5:26 am

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