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ANGOLA: AN AFRICAN CITY TEARS DOWN ITS HISTORY TO BUILD A "NEW DUBAI"


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Cal
- 805 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Skyscrapers are sprouting up like mushrooms. Aided by illegal bulldozers and the billy clubs of the police, the skyscrapers are spreading toward the musseques: the Angolan favelas, slums without water or electricity, where most of Luanda's six to seven mi



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Chinyere C. (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:34 am
I am glad i joined!
 

llouise Woychesko (1)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:35 pm
Noted.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:51 pm
Noted. So, I guess these "mysterious financiers" must be affiliated with TransNational Corporations. This is truly scary, as their mission is to take over the world. They're masterminding the Keystone XL Pipeline, for one thing--able to claim "Eminent Domain" over private property in TX to build this pipeline against the wishes of landowners.

This is what all the protest against the WTO in 1999 in Seattle was all about...and other protests since then. I smelled something rotten when I noticed that while Dubai was being built, our site at the WTC in NY was still a hole in the ground. For one, I know Cheney has his grubby, greedy paws all over it. This is the kind of news that needs to reach the masses, before we are all swallowed up whole.
 

Serena Wittkopp (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:06 am
Right after my visit there!
 

Lydia S. (71)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:46 pm
Irreplaceable ... once these beautiful old buildings are gone, they are lost forever!
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:15 pm
That was Not the Right thing to do!!!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:09 pm
Too bad , they should leave it the way it is !!!
 

TERRANCE N. (65)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:17 pm
The money, profit, and greed never sleeps until must of the earth is unlivable. Is it possible to isolate, neutralize, and then eliminate this small element who would commercialize everything?
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:07 am
Greedy Idiots
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:28 am
they certainly have the money to accommodate this... sounds like "Sodom & Gomorrah" to me
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:23 pm
What cretins - to do away with the hundreds of years of history - for modern, obscene skyscrapers. One good earthquake and down will come baby, cradle and all. Skyscrapers won't stand the test of time.
 

Rin S. (10)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:40 am
So sad, they will regret this once they realise that it is now lost forever.
 

sandra g. (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:14 pm
HIstrory can't be banned I'm sure there are better ways to show progress in harmony .
 
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