It's not all rainbows and butterflies... Yesterday Q., a friend of mine, had a gun pointed at him whilst he was stopped in Luanda's chaotic traffic. Two boys threatened to shoot him if he resisted and took everything he had in his car... He's fine now, but was very disturbed yesterday.
So far I haven't had any problems, and hope it continues this way. To be honest I feel that, overall, the city is quite safe. But after what he told me – about how common these episodes are in Luanda – I will definitely be more careful.