Luanda’s stadium of vanity

The day’s experience is summed up as a petrol tanker pulls into the oil refinery on an industrial estate beneath the cliffs of Luanda’s giant Boavista slum.

As the driver slows for the gate to be opened, a boy of about 12 runs up with a bucket, wrenches open a tap on the lorry’s flank and takes a precious few seconds worth of gushing petrol before sprinting away again. More…………….

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