The battle for Angola’s oil

LUANDA, Angola, Jan. 15 (UPI) — The recent killing of two members of Togo’s national soccer squad in Angola during an African tournament by separatist rebels from oil-rich Cabinda province marked an escalation in their long-simmering war over the West African state’s energy wealth.

The high-profile killings on Jan. 8 in Cabinda, the center of Angola’s burgeoning oil industry and the core of its economy, can be expected to trigger a government crackdown against the separatists that will intensify the violence. More…….

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