Mike Stead

Mike Stead

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Mike Stead has spent much of the last 30 years living and working overseas thanks to postings with the Diplomatic Service. He spent a year in Luanda as the Deputy Head of Mission and Consul at the British Embassy where he set about writing this guide with Sean Rorison. Although now based in London he retains a close interest in all things Angolan. He wrote the background and practicalities chapters, the appendices and the sections on Luanda, Bengo, Kwanza Sul, Kwanza Norte, Malanje, Huíla, Benguela and Namibe, and co-wrote the sections on Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul with Sean.

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The Benguela Railway

Our authors tell the story of this famous railway, found by Dr Livingstone.

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Turtle Beach

A study has been set up by a local university to help the endangered olive ridley turtle.

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Kumbira Forest

With its forest conservation project, Kumbira Forest is an excellent spot for birdwatching.

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