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The acid attack meant for someone else

Andreas Christopheros experienced life-changing injuries after surviving an acid attack on his doorstep.

Andreas Christopheros tells Emily Webb how he experienced life-changing injuries after surviving an acid attack on his doorstep. He had never seen his attacker before and had no idea why he had been targeted. A police investigation revealed that this was an act of vengeance, but his assailant had got the wrong person.

Bonga Kuenda is one of Angola’s most notable musicians, a master of the semba - a genre of traditional Angolan music. He was born during Portuguese colonial rule, and before music, Bonga had forged a career in athletics. In the 1960s, he was the fastest sprinter in the Portuguese Empire, but he was racing for a regime that he was secretly trying to bring down.

Picture: Andreas Christopheros
Credit: Press Association

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