ISTO E' LUANDA...
(VER MAIS FOTOS AQUI)
THE PICTURE IS: self-evident. THE STORY IS: about the degradation of Angola's capital city, with its lack of infrastructure, effective public services and basic sanitation. To make things worse, because of the war, whose social and psychological effects are still present and unresolved everywhere, people from all over the country moved into the capital and started building everywhere and anywhere... and, without any maintenance services, most areas, including the urbanised areas, cannot cope with heavy rains and floods such as those occurred in the last few months in Luanda and the rest of the country. And treated water for consumption is still a scarce resource everywhere... THE IRONY IS: this is the same country from which the clear and pure waters of the Okavango Delta, seen in the previous post, spring from and which my mokoro's poler told me the local people drink safely - I even tasted it... THE QUESTION IS: whether drinking from a pool of putrefied waters is a simple case of thirst or just plain dementia!