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Netherlands divided over Angolan teen asylum seeker

The case of an 18-year-old Angolan asylum seeker has proved tricky for the Dutch parliament, as politicians debate whether Mauro Manuel should be given the right to remain in the Netherlands.

The teenager has become something of a celebrity, appearing on chat shows and on the front pages of almost all the daily newspapers.

His case has captured the public imagination and is being used to highlight what some believe is a huge flaw in the Dutch asylum system.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 02 Nov 2011