‘We went from a war to oil and diamonds’

LUANDA. Through the window of Mohammed Tajideen’s run-down office building on Luanda’s main avenue along the bay called the Marginal, the profiles of dozens of ships can be made out on the horizon.

They have been waiting for weeks, in some cases months, to deliver their cargo to the overburdened port.

“On average, everything here costs about 300 per cent more,” says Mr Tajideen, the president of the import and export conglomerate Golfrate Holdings. More……….

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