For Angola’s Civil War veterans, struggle continues long after war
08 June 2019 | 12:29 pm
In Angola, veterans of the country's 27-year long civil war - many of them disabled and homeless - feel let down by the very government they risked their lives to defend. Some of these veterans still live in the dilapidated buildings of the central Angolan town of Kuito, the site of some of the fiercest fighting.
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