Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Angola's Kuando Kubango province in the news

HOORC Associate Professor Larry Swatuk has alerted us to an article on the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs IRIN site about the plight of people in Angola's Kuando Kubango province, to the north of the Okavango Delta. The isolated region is not receiving as much post-war and reconstruction aid as Angola's other provinces. The article points out that, besides short-term food aid the area needs to ensure that all returnees have access to land, seed and equipment to carry out basic farming and build houses.

The Kubango River forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia, and then flows into Botswana where it becomes the Okavango.

Map from the collection of the Library of Congress

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