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Stories about Angola

22 April 2015

Angola: Award-Winning Journalist Faces Trial Over ‘Blood Diamonds’ Investigation

Global Voices Advocacy

Jonathan McCully contributed to this report. Last month, Rafael Marques de Morais was awarded the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism for his “impactful, original, and unwavering investigative...

24 March 2014

Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.

25 January 2014

Bloggers from Angola and Mozambique Release Hip-Hop Mix Tape

Two bloggers and hip-hop promoters from Mozambique and Angola met online and the result became a compilation of 30 hip-hop tracks from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

14 January 2014

How Online Platforms Are Working to Save Angola's Languages

There are an estimated 37 languages and 50 dialects in Angola, and almost 8.5 million Angolans only speak national languages that aren't featured in any education or social programs.

24 November 2013

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

1 May 2013

‘Africa Is A Country’ Blog Challenges West's Idea of Africa

This isn't another blog about "famine, Bono, or Barack Obama," blog Africa is a Country warns in its description. We recently interviewed founder Sean Jacobs about how the blog is...

31 March 2013

Angola: Arrested and Disappeared for “Thinking Differently”

Yet another protest in Luanda ended up with 18 detained. The protest action called for "dignity and the right to life for those who think differently", remembering silenced journalists and...

19 March 2013

Tales of Love and Sex from Angola

Rosie Alves is a 21-year-old blogger in Luanda who writes short tales often about love and intimate encounters in her blog "Sweet Cliché". She shares with Global Voices her motivations...

14 March 2013

Banned Music and Missing Voices in Angola

The Angolan National Police have confiscated, amongst other works, DVDs by rapper Brigadeiro 10 Pacotes in an act of censorship against voices that are unsettling the Angolan authorities. A protest...

19 February 2013

Pope’s Resignation Echoes in Africa

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of his intention to resign with effect from February 28, 2013 provoked many reactions in Francophone Africa, both in traditional media and on social...

12 February 2013

Video of Brutal Beating of Women Shocks Angola

On February 7, 2013, Angola awoke to the sounds of screams of pain and the sound of two women customers of a store being whipped. In just three days the...

31 December 2012

From Indigenous Protests to Online Preaching, Portuguese Language Countries in 2012

As the last day of the calendar approaches, we select a few glimpses of citizen media from the action and imagination of the Portuguese-speaking online world.

30 December 2012

New GV e-book: African Voices of Hope and Change

"African Voices of Hope and Change," gives you an intimate perspective into the stories and people of Africa's Sub-Saharan region, through our best English-language posts from 2012 - a perfect...

29 December 2012

Year of Change in Angola, But Everything Stays the Same

Global Voices coverage of Angola in the past twelve months saw a collision between the path of development of one of the fastest-growing economies of the world with grassroots demands...

21 December 2012

Guinean Journalist Mysteriously Disappears in Angola

Where is Milocas Pereira? The question echoes through social networks on the disappearance, six months ago, of the journalist and university professor in the Angolan capital city Luanda, where she...

14 December 2012

A Timeline of 50 Years of Conflict in the D.R. of Congo

The ongoing conflict between M23 rebels and the Congolese army cannot be totally understood without some historical background on the genesis of these conflicts in the great lakes region. Here...

28 November 2012

Angola's Sophisticated Censorship

The 37 years of independence of Angola don't translate into more press freedom. Rather, the model of Angolan censorship is getting increasingly sophisticated. The most recent attack was against the...

15 November 2012

An Initiative to Keep Portuguese Language Teaching in French Universities

Portuguese is the sixth most-spoken language in the world, and there are about two million Portuguese speakers in France. Geneviève Fioraso, the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, said...

15 October 2012

Angola: Elinga Theatre, from Glory to Oblivion

For 24 years the Elinga Theatre kept its doors open to promote and develop theatre and the imagination in Angola. Like other historical buildings in Luanda, the Elinga is also...

25 September 2012

Cabinda: Black Gold of Angola

Cabinda, the eighteenth and most disputed province of Angola, has been waging an ancient struggle for its independence. The majority of the Angolan population says that Cabinda is part of...

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