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· July, 2008

Stories about Angola from July, 2008

Angola: Goodbye to Kinaxixe Market in Luanda

Anabela Quelhas [pt] is extremely sad to have witnessed Luanda's Kinaxixe Market being demolished. She lists 10 reasons was this 50's market was an important building for Angolan architecture and...

Angola: Important books to understand the country

Diário da África [Africa Diary, pt] posts a list of important books for those who want to learn more about Angola. Some of them, such as ‘Angola: Anatomy of an...

Angola: Eight people murdered in Sambila

Eugênio Costa Almeida [pt] comments on a crime that shocked Sambizanga, in Angola. “People from the popular neighborhood of Santa Rosa in Sambila city said there were 8 (eight!) people...

Angola: Media shut up?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] wonders why Angonotícias [pt] website has not had any updates for a while and links display the message FORBIDDEN – erro 403. “Angonotícias may have many...

Mozambique: On nationalization and its impact nowadays

On July 24 1976 the Mozambican government nationalized all privately owned industries. “After 32 years, what do we make of the process of nationalization and its impact nowadays? Do buildings...

China: Will Yao help China win basketball gold?

No doubt many eyes will be on Yao Ming during the Olympics, but will China's men's basketball team be able to take the gold? More on that at sometimes sports...

Angola: On Africa's oilfields

Pitigrili [pt] retorts to an article about Africa's oilfields on a newspaper which stated that few will benefit from Africa's oil boom: “Of course, the Western multinationals don't like the...

Angola: “Let's get to be citizens”

“We can't carry on saying tirelessly that our country is rich. We can't continue lauding ourselves as the major oil producer in Africa. This was in times when we were...

Angola: The 16 year Parliament legislature finishes today

“In 1992 the Angolans went for the first to the polls. No one imagined that Parliament which resulted of those elections would have a 16 year legislature, the longest of...

Angola: An unacceptable silence

Brazilian expatriate, Menina de Angola [Girl from Angola, pt] comments about two separate cases of rape committed against Brazilian women in Luanda and criticizes the silence surrounding the issue, which...

Angola: Growth and changes

Hippo, a British expatriate living in Angola, has a long post about the changes the country is about to face with the new property law came into effect in Angola...

Angola: Videos show daily life 34 years ago

Antero Paiva [pt] uploads a few videos from Dailymontion user mariusangol showing Angola 34 years ago.

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