Stories about Angola from December, 2007
Angola: Welcome to a new blogger
Soba L [pt] is a new blogger from Luanda, Angola, who likes examining carefully daily events. In his first posts, he analyzes the actual situation of the RAP music in Angola, the consequences of the civil war, and the recent summit Africa-Europe.
Angola: Looking forward to 2008 elections
Orlando Castro [pt] comments on the announcement of elections for the Angolan parliament taking place in September 2008. “Angola has (almost) everything to show and to prove that it can be, indeed, an example to Africa and hence to the world”.
Angola: Jailed journalists still in prison
Orlando Castro [pt] reports that Angolan journalists Armando Chikoca and José Lelo, both arrested in the past months while working in different news pieces in two different parts of the country, are still in prison. “This all happen because there still are journalists who insist on being journalists”.
Angola: Welcome to Cuban doctors
Orlando Castro [pt] welcomes the Cuban doctors that will work in Huambo, an Angolan province with a population of over 2 million people and a doctor for every 40,183 patients. “People need doctors, no matter what nationality they have (…) If Cubans, instead of Portuguese for example, are available, there...
Angola: Police mistakenly kills actors
Orlando Castro [pt] reports that two actors were killed by the police yesterday in Luanda, capital of Angola. They were rehearsing a robbery shoot.
Angola: Worried about children welfare?
Orlando Castro [pt] casts doubt on the Angolan government discourse about its engagement in the protection and promotion of children welfare. The assurance that this was in the national political agenda was given by the Minister Joao Baptista Kussumua, at the UN headquarters, New York. “You only need to look...
Angola: Portrait of an Angolan woman back home
Desabafos Angolanos [pt] publishes a letter from an Angolan woman who has come back home after many years living in Portugal. “After reading her e-mail, I thought it would be nice to share it here at the blog. Maybe other people will make their own portrait of Angola and have...
Africa: The African Diaspora Film Festival
The African Diaspora Film Festival is taking place in New York: “The program for the 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival, which will take place in New York on November 23-December 9, 2007, has a special “Portugal and Africa Program,” which includes old and new films about Lusophone African topics.”