Rankings released in June show Luanda placed 26th out of cities—a twenty place drop from last yea It then compares costs by converting prices from local currencies to US dollars. Even as it became a haven for oil sector expats with large pay packages and purchasing power, that reality was far beyond the reach of locals. A report by UK charity Legatum Institute showed Angola has failed to deliver prosperity to its citizens despite its oil wealth. Yet, being ranked lower does not mean much has changed for locals. As it turns out, expat-hiring corporations that partly fueled the living costs spike may yet be the biggest beneficiaries.
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Children in Angola: Poverty, Deprivation and Child Labour
Narrated Audio Blog. The first night in Mainland Angola was spent in Quibala, about 4 hours drive from Luanda. Quibala was inland and over 1,m, so a little cooler than the coast. Luis had read something about the town being a tourist destination, but it didn't seem like much to us. We found a campground and pitched our tent before going for a drive into town for something to eat.
Now, since 27 years of conflict that left , dead and tens of thousands displaced has finally ended, his shining alabaster-white face has been fully repaired - a beacon of hope. With peace in , rumours started circulating that Angola might be the next hot travel destination. After all, who'd have believed that just a decade ago Mozambique - the other erstwhile Portuguese colony similarly devastated by civil war - would now be the rising force of southern African tourism? Yet, while the Foreign Office doesn't exactly advise against travelling to Angola, it's hardly effusive, reporting "widespread poverty, social exclusion, and disease; a shattered infrastructure and millions of unexploded mines". Surely it was too early to consider holidaying in Angola?