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From Portugal, with mixed feelings— Luanda

Preface

All of these emigrants can agree on one thing: there is money to be earned in Luanda. Yet their feelings about living in Angola differ vastly...

Angola, Luanda, Portugal

Jaime Maia, 43

A manager at one of Luanda’s most popular bayside restaurants, Cais de Quatro.

“I used to sell kitchen equipment in Aveiro in northern Portugal but business was not good. A friend who was already in Angola suggested I came out here to try my luck. I first came out for a visit in 2008 and then moved over in April the following year. My girlfriend has since come out to join me, finding a job at the Portuguese school.

In Portugal the economy is not in a good way – there are not many jobs or options, but here there are plenty. It is a…

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