Wheels of fortune

The whirr of roulette wheels and the click of dice has returned to Mozambique to lure tourists back to the former Portuguese colony over 20 years after Marxists took power.

Maputo's Hotel Polana, restored to its whitewashed and palm-shaded pre- civil war glory, was granted a licence after parliament approved long- banned casinos following a lively debate last year. Maputo - Reuter