TOGO African Cup of Nations Angola Beware of mines
Togo had to go. But in fairness, why on earth did the Togo football team set off to their Cabinda match unescorted? Everyone knows Cabindans still reject the ‘75 Treaty of Alvor even after the end of the Angolan civil war in 2002 and there isn’t a safe passage to it through the DRC. Silly fools; but it cost them 3 lives in the attack.
(Actually, why on earth did the Angolans decide to hold matches in Cabinda, an exclave and with an active separatist movement?)
The landmine in the carton of course still representing Angolan dangers. (Angola remains one of the most mined countries in the world and actually holds every year a “Miss Landmine Survivor” beauty pageant)
I’ve only been through Luanda on a prolonged weekend stopover and declined an invitation to do some tourism there back in the ’80s but I would like to return and spend some time there. My Angolan cousins still hanker on about the old days. (bloody colonists)
My dad only briefly worked there on a few projects but brought back the habit of drinking “Cabindas”. I don’t think the Togans will have fond memories.